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Vintage Children's Books - Lone Pine Stories from Shropshire by Malcolm Saville

These stories were popular amongst young teenagers in the 60s/early 70s & were the way I first heard about Shropshire. They were teenage adventure stories based around the Long Mynd & Shropshire.   852 more words

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History all around us (3)

More reasons to explore the fascinating history of the English Civil Way by bike….

1642 – The Three Tuns Inn and Brewery were established in 1642, with the brewery being possibly the oldest in the country, with records showing that King Charles 1st issued the first brewing licences in that year to raise funds to pay for his army fighting the civil war. 247 more words

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Merry Christmas!

This delightful image is of our local church, St Andrew’s in Medstead, Hampshire, hand painted by a local artist. The church itself is just a 15 minute stroll from The Barn and, though small, is full of interesting artefacts and ancient architecture. 36 more words

Holiday Cottage Hampshire

Are you taking Your Bike to Cape Town for the Cycle Tour next March?

If you are one of the many international cyclists heading to South Africa for the Cape Town Cycle Tour next March, packing your bike for the flight is probably one of your main concerns, especially if you will be riding a Cervélo or Pinarello, but things can still go wrong, and if they do, you might need the help of John O’Connor… 235 more words


Happy Days

The summer bike trip I do with my friends Jeff, Matt and Tim began in 2011 and has since become an annual ritual. For the past two years we’ve headed across the Channel to France. 3,431 more words

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Great British Game Week!

Hampshire is one of the most rural of counties within the UK and, as such, holds various shoots throughout the relevant seasons. It is currently the season for pheasant and partridge and these youngsters, feeding in the gardens of our holiday cottage, successfully avoided the guns in Medstead last weekend! www.barfordfarmhouse.com

Holiday Cottage Hampshire

History is all around us (2) Shakespeare's 450 birthday

2014 is Shakespeare’s 450th birthday and as a universal poet – its not surprising that events in the Welsh borderlands inspired his work…so here are  some more historical events to think about as you cycle and walk through the borderlands of England and & Wales. 262 more words

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