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Westonbirt Arboretum Photo Detail
Silver hedgehog holly, on the Loop Walk
Image © David Ross and Britain Express
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A 'pocket borough' was also known as what?
These boroughs often had none or only a handful of electors
One example was Dunwich (Suffolk) which sent MPs to Parliament despite the fact that the town had been submerged beneath the sea for centuries
This Day in British History
07 April, 1827
John Walker sells first friction match
Walker, a chemist from Stockton-on-Tees, accidentally invented the match, by combining potassium chlorate and antimony sulfide.