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Ness Botanic GardensNess Botanic Gardens
Ness, Cheshire, England

The botanic gardens of the University of Liverpool, sheltered by a belt of Lombardy poplars, oaks, and scotch pines from the winds of the Irish Sea, allowing year round interest.

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Whitley Hall Hotel Chapeltown

Whitley Hall Hotel
Chapeltown, Yorkshire

Whitley Hall is an ivy-clad 16th century mansion that provides an elegant and romantic setting for any occasion. Relax in this historic and fashionable hotel and enjoy the tranquil grounds of the surrounding estate. The gardens rise around the picturesque house and are planted with fine oaks and other mature … more >>

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31 October, 1147

Death of Earl Robert of Gloucester

Robert was Empress Maud's military leader in her struggle for the throne with King Stephen

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Harrogate, Yorkshire
in the 17th century

"... there are two Wells together with basons in them that the Spring rises up in, which is furr'd with a White Scumm which rises out of the Water ... its a quick purger and very good for all Scurbutick humours; some persons drink a quart or two - I drank a quart n a morning for two days and hold them to be a good sort of Purge if you can hold your breath so as to drinke them down ..."


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Bourne Mill
Bourne Mill - Colchester, Essex, England
A lovely restored 16th century water mill in a green pocket in the surburbs of Colchester. The mill is set in an unexpected pocket of countryside beside a quiet stream. Bourne Mill was not built as a mill, but rather as a fishing lodge. It was constructed in 1591, in a style best described as rustic Dutch, with stepped gables making the building appear larger than it actually is when viewed from the end. ... more

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