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Silent valley; the story of the lost Derbyshire villages of Derwent and Ashopton, now submerged beneath Ladybower Dam by Vic Hallam

The industrialisation of Britain was not restricted to the nineteenth century. As the 20th century gathered pace, the major cities of the Midlands and Yorkshire had to come to terms with the effects of ever-increasing growth, and this put additional strain on utilities in particular. 324 more words

Traveling without a Passport: Lessons Learned

Welcome home, all of us—it’s been an eventful two weeks! For the holidays, Mrs. Satis, Little Satis and I had planned (for quite some time, I should add) to travel back to our ‘home’ town of Sheffield, England, to visit the dear friends we left behind when we moved to the Garden State four years ago. 1,123 more words

Writing

A cold afternoon out at Ladybower Reservoir

Last day of the Christmas holidays. I asked the dude what he’d like to do: take my bike to Ladybower! This we can do…

Not feeling massively wordy at the minute, so here’s the day, in pictures. 324 more words

Not Fishing