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Bilston Craft GalleryBilston Craft Gallery
Bilston, West Midlands, England

A pretty Edwardian house is the setting for a exploring over 300 years of high quality local crafts in a friendly and informal environment. Visitors are invited to ask questions, bring the children, and enjoy! Many of the works are for sale.

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Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Since the fifteenth century, travellers - including three Kings of England - have enjoyed the hospitality of The Red Lion Hotel.Uniquely situated overlooking the Royal Regatta course on the river Thames and the town of Henley on Thames. The hotel is close to both central London and Heathrow airport.Privately owned … more >>

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Hathersage, Derbyshire
in the Domesday Book

"In Hathersage Leofnoth and Leofric had 2 carucates of land to the geld. Thee is land for 2 ploughs. To this manor belong 4 Berewicks: Bamford, Hurst, half of Offerton, and 2 parts of Stoney Middleton. In these are 2 carucates of land to the geld. There is land for 2 ploughs. There now 8 villans and 2 bordars have 5 ploughs. There is woodland pasture in places, 2 leagues long and 2 leagues broad. In the time of King Edward worth 60s. now 30s."


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Poole - Poole, Dorset, England
Poole is the largest urban connurbation in Dorset, yet the area close to the harbour is crammed with well-preserved period buildings, including Town Cellars, a collection of 15th century warehouses. There is a lifeboat museum, and an 18th century Guildhall. In the harbour is Brownsea Island, the birthplace of the Scouting moveent. Poole developed as a fishing port in the 13th century, but now most of the shipping is pleasure craft or commercial shipping. ... more

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