The Great Escape: From Tunbridge Wells to Cancun!

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Written by Carolyn Ward (A Runner-up entry in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition, which included fictional as well as factual articles.) The Lofton Home for the Elderly in Tunbridge Wells was a dank, grey building, with small dirty windows …

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The Merry Widow Goes by Coach

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Written by Deryn van der Tang (A Runner-up entry in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition.) “Everybody out and go to the toilet before we head down the Inversnaid Highway,” said Eddie our coach driver as we arrived in Aberfoyle. …

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Llandudno: Land of My Grandfathers?

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Written by Julia Thorley (A Runner-up entry in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition.) ‘When were you last in Llandudno?’ the hotel receptionist asked. ‘Probably in the sixties,’ we replied, ‘though we didn’t know each other then, of course. We …

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Up Hill and Down Dale – Seniors Tackle the Dales Way

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Written by Chris Grogan (A Runner-up entry in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition.) I gave my sister-in-law a book for her 65th birthday and she promptly burst into tears. Not damp-eyed sniffles of gratitude but proper waterworks. Tears of fear, because …

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English Heritage and the National Trust – Winter openings 2017/18?

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Once the school summer and autumn holidays are over, you can visit all your favourite heritage sites without being assailed by noisy children and chastising parents. And, as a retired or semi-retired senior, you may well wish to visit on weekdays. …

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National Trust in Devon and Somerset: Buckland Abbey, Killerton, Montacute House, Tintinhull

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The National Trust provided us with much to appreciate during our recent short break in Devon and Cornwall – from Sir Francis Drake at Buckland Abbey to Sir Richard Acland at Killerton, and from landscaped gardens and parkland at Montacute House to the small …

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