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East Midlands — Around-England

East Midlands

Tuxford Mill, Nottinghamshire

April 21, 2013

Last week as I was driving through Tuxford in Nottinghamshire I couldn’t resist stopping to take a photograph of the old windmill. Its sails were turning just as they must have done a century and more ago. A splendid sight. A few days earlier I’d been looking at watermills in Cambridgeshire. Milling appears to have […]

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Newark on Trent – Castle and River

June 26, 2012

This past weekend I was in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire. On Monday morning the weather was good enough to go out with the camera so here is a selection of my shots from the hour that I spent around the castle and the river. Newark Castle dates from the 12th century. It was built by the then […]

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Burghley House, Cambridgeshire – near Stamford, Lincolnshire

January 10, 2012

Today’s expedition south from our northern base is to Lincolnshire in the East Midlands. To be technically precise Burghley House is in Cambridgeshire, but it is so close to the ancient town of Stamford just across the county boundary that it is usually considered to be in Lincolnshire, and that is its postal address. Burghley […]

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Herb Garden at Hardwick Hall

December 3, 2010

Hardwick Hall, home of that powerful Elizabethan lady, Bess of Hardwick, is a “must-see” for anyone visiting Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire. Another day I’ll post something about the house itself, now in the care of the National Trust.  Its wall tapestries are amazing, and have hung there for hundreds of years.  Today, though, here’s a view […]

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The Battle of Stoke Field, 1487

January 22, 2010

Yesterday I dropped my wife off for an hour in Newark-upon-Trent to do whatever wives do when they “go into town”, and with camera in my pocket I drove five or six miles down the A46 in search of a memorial. What I came away with was quite a surprise. Having lived in this area […]

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Newark and Sherwood, Nottinghamshire

January 5, 2010

Newark and  Sherwood covers a widespread area of small towns and villages, as well as extensive stretches of agricultural land.  Once this area on the eastern side of Nottinghamshire, close to the border with Lincolnshire, could also boast flourishing industries such as mining and brewing. These old industries are now almost entirely gone, being replaced […]

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The Lakes at Whisby, Lincolnshire

December 5, 2009

This morning my wife and I went for a short walk around the Coot Lake and Whisby Nature Park near Lincoln.  We had a clear blue sky and beautiful light  At Whisby even when the leaves have gone there is a wonderful variety of colour in the browns and golds of the trees, and this […]

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