Category Archives: Counties Of England

The Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick

The Collegiate Church of St Mary, or rather the foundations thereof, date back to 1123 when they were laid by Roger de Beaumont, 2nd Earl Warwick. It is located in the county town of Warwick, a mere stone’s throw from … Continue reading

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The Pie Of Old England

National Pie Week is upon us once more and with everybody throwing their ideas into the pot I thought it might be somewhat calming to re-introduce a few of Granny Robertson’s classic recipes. This blog has written much about many … Continue reading

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Ten Things You Never Knew About . . . Guy Fawkes

Tonight, otherwise normal, law-abiding people across England will become pyromaniacs  for the evening, lighting bonfires and setting off fireworks. This annual tradition is a way of remembering the events of November 5th 1605 when a plot to blow up the … Continue reading

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Polesden Lacey

Polesden Lacey is an Edwardian house, extensively remodeled from an earlier building in 1906 by Architects Charles Mew’s and Arthur Davis, who were also responsible for the Ritz Hotel in London, for Ronald and Margaret Greville. The name ‘Polesden’ is … Continue reading

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English Regional Cookery

The regional cookery of England, a subject close to my heart as readers of this blog will know, is presented here in an article from Good Housekeeping magazine in a novel and fun format. As the writer suggests, it would … Continue reading

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Simnel Cake

Simnel cake is a traditional light fruit cake with two layers of almond paste or marzipan, one in the middle and one on top, that is toasted, and eaten during Easter. It was originally made for the middle Sunday of … Continue reading

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County Competition

Here is a further article from the Good Housekeeping material covering a subject that I have a great interest in myself, namely the cooking of the counties. I have no knowledge of the outcome of the competition but if anybody … Continue reading

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Landmarks of London – The Tower

The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. The Tower is a complex of several buildings … Continue reading

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Landmarks Of London – Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge (built 1886–1894) is one of the iconic symbols of London. Despite its crenelated appearance it is a relative newcomer on the scene, being opened by The Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) in 1894. It crosses the River … Continue reading

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The Steep Descent To Dunford

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Since I created this slideshow as part of my new job, I am constructing a ‘user friendly’ blog for Dunford House and I rather liked this series so I’ve put it on here as well. Dunford House was built by … Continue reading

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