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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A Fascinating Short Break in Liverpool – Despite the Weather!

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STE’s Holiday Editor, Tony Taylor, reports on his experiences on short break in Liverpool. We had visited Liverpool briefly many years ago, but there was much we didn’t see and there has been a lot of development in the city …

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Port Sunlight – Not Just Soap

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Written by Caroline Boobis (A Runner-up entry in the Off the Beaten Track Writing Competition.) “But isn’t that where they make soap?” The incredulous response to my suggestion for an outing to Port Sunlight was understandable if not entirely accurate. It …

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