SAILABILITY AT WHITEFRIARS

SAILABILITY AT WHITEFRIARS

It’s arguable that the Cotswold Water Park ranks as Europe’s largest centre for water sports with its 150 lakes spread over forty-two square miles. t started out almost by accident, in the middle of the 20th century, as a result of much excavations for aggregates in the upper Thames region. As these diggings became exhausted natural flooding occurred, extending below the water table.

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Memories of the Oasis

Memories of the Oasis

In the midst of the ongoing situation with the Oasis leisure centre, my ad-hoc guest blogger Rebecca Davies, shares her memories of the Oasis from the late 1970s to the early 1980s. My Memories of the Oasis, by Rebecca Davies BSc (Hons). I thought I ought to write...

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A Kennet and Avon Canal Journey

A Kennet and Avon Canal Journey

Wiltshire is the finest county, with a great many things to see and do, and good access to London and Bristol. If, like me you’re interested in the past, there is, what appears to be, an endless supply of antiquities to study. Such as the Alton Barnes white horse.

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Meeting the Great Bustard

Meeting the Great Bustard

The green and white stripes represent the chalk downland, and the segmented circle, henge monuments. But the bird is a strange creature; it is a big, powerful legged avian. It may be a fabulous Heraldic bird. But then again, it may actually exist. This is Otis tarda: the Great Bustard.

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9. The Southbrook Inn Swindon

9. The Southbrook Inn Swindon

The other week my regular guest blogger, Rebecca Davies, sent me a delightful and charming account of an older couple she once visited in Ferndale. It’s a lovely story and it’s further down in this post. But as her story is set in Ferndale I figured I could tie it in with a Swindon in 50 More Buildings post centred on the Southbrook Inn Swindon. Which happens to be in Ferndale.

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