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On this day in history…

Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in London burns down! In 1613 during a performance of “Henry VII”, sparks from a cannon take hold in the thatched building and it is burnt down. This wouldn’t be the last time a theatre associated with Shakespeare burns down: in 1926 the old “Shakespeare Memorial Theatre” in Stratford-upon-Avon was destroyed by […]

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Stonehenge Special Access Tours

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Folklore of plants: cowslips

Sometimes called “St. Peter’s keys” the cowslip produces a heady scent and it was claimed that it calmed nerves and was a cure for insomnia. Wine can be made from the flower which is said to cure insomnia. A belief in rural areas was that burying the cowslip upside-down produced primroses the following  spring. In […]

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Petition to stop the tunnel near Stonehenge

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Man found guilty for trying to steal Magna Carta

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Would be thief of “Magna Carta”.

BBC News – ‘Would-be-thief doubted’ Magna Carta authenticity https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-51264116

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BBC News: Stonehenge 1875 family photo may be earliest at monument

BBC News – Stonehenge 1875 family photo may be earliest at monument https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-50743523

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Groundhog day…again

05 February 2018 Spring is not yet showing its hand here in England – temperatures are low but pulses are quickening nonetheless as the eyes (and camera lenses) of the world finalise their plans for the wedding on Saturday 19th May 2018- of the 33-year old Prince Henry Charles Albert David Windsor (that’s Prince Harry […]

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New for 2018

New for 2018 To celebrate 25 years in the tour business we’re proud to announce our scheduled tour of King Arthur’s England – a day trip from London to the heart of the West Country and the realm of King Arthur. Highlights include: Inclusive pick-up wherever you’re staying in London No silly early morning starts […]

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St. Lucy’s Day

In antiquity St Lucy’s Day, the 13th December, was considered to be the shortest day of the year (in the Julian Calendar). John Donne’s poem depicts that most gloomy of all days in his poem King James I once described John Donne’s poetry as like the Grace of God, “it passeth all understanding”. I think […]

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