Monthly Archives: April 2015

Sunny AND Warm

Today its bright sunshine, but cold winds and no time to lie out on the grass watching the newly budding trees against the blue sky.  This was not the case a few days back when I was doing just that, … Continue reading

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Crawley’s greenways

Went with Peter Powell to explore his childhood haunts in east Crawley.  We used a Crawley Greenway guide to start, this was published by the Town in 2000 when they linked up lots of parks and public open spaces with … Continue reading

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More Nottingham Notes

Nottingham Castle – famously on the Players cigarette packet – was built in the 1670s for the Duke of Newcastle on the site of the castle which was demolished after the English Civil War in 1649.  This would account for the … Continue reading

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Wollaton Hall, Nottingham

A grand Elizabethan Renaissance house built on a levelled hilltop just outside Nottingham in the late 16th century by a man who wanted to display his wealth.  The top floor had the largest domestic windows in Britain when they were … Continue reading

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Beers in Nottingham

Next weekend will see hundreds (perhaps 1000s) of CAMRA members descend on Nottingham for its annual conference.  I was there last weekend, where every half-decent pub was preparing for this beer-binge.  This was a bit of luck, but most local … Continue reading

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Oh! What a lovely war.

On the 7th April we went to see a revival of the stage version of this satirical and hard-hitting musical.  I had not seen it before but have seen the Dickie Attenborough film made here in Brighton on the Palace … Continue reading

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CAMRA Wetherspoon tokens

Just received the new year’s worth of 50p-off vouchers from CAMRA.  Such a great offer makes Wetherspoon’s ales so very attractive.  Now just the premises to put up with.  No, there are good ones, honest.  Last week I had to … Continue reading

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