Why Don’t More Come to Morecambe?

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Written by Helen Rhodes (A Highly Commended entry in the Off the Beaten Track Writing Competition.) I am standing on a windy promenade in Lancashire, looking out across Morecambe Bay, towards the Lake District. The view is breath-taking. Across the …

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Guide to English Heritage and the National Trust in Lincolnshire

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The traditional county of Lincolnshire is the second largest in size after Yorkshire, but has only eight English Heritage and six National Trust properties – far, far fewer than in Yorkshire or the third largest county, Devon. However some of these …

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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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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

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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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