Teesside, England – June 1999

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Some Hartlepool History Around AD640, a monastry was founded (in what is now known as the Headland or Old Hartlepool) by the Irish St. Bega, though not proved to have been used as a port in Roman times. William de Brus commissioned a church, St. Hilda’s and this church still dominates the Headland. While the […]

Peterborough, England – June 1999

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Peterborough is a city in the East Anglia region of England, approximately eighty miles due north of London. Infamous for its position on a main line train route to the Northeast and Scotland, its name is met with the cries of “I changed trains there once”. It is, however, worth hopping off at the station […]

London, England – June 1999

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New This Month It’s the start of summer (read “almost warm enough to wear a t-shirt”), and London goes activity mad till September! It’s also the time that the city is inundated with tourists. You will not find any pleasant strolls through Piccadilly Circus this month. Instead, you will become one of the thousands of […]

Chipping Campden, England – June 1999

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Once you have arrived in England, and have covered London’s tourist traps, you may crave some peace and quiet in traditional English scenery. If you are heading for Stratford upon Avon, there is an idyllic village called Chipping Campden, lying only 12 miles south that has by reputation, “the most beautiful village street” in England. […]

West Lothian, Scotland – May 1999

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Historic Sites I love really ancient places so don’t be surprised if I enthuse more about these than other things. Linlithgow Palace – This is everything a castle should be. It’s in pretty good repair and none of it is closed to the public (except those bits that could fall on you at any moment). […]

Teesside, England – May 1999

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Well, I have the dubious honour of corresponding to this prestigious and honourable travel website. Where from? An exotic location – Bali? No; a cosmopolitan location – Brussels? No; an adventurous location – Johannesburg? No. I am situated in the North East of England. Please read on, though, it is one enigma of a place. […]

Scotland, UK – May 1999

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This time of year, Scotland is finally starting to warm up, and the sun is usually shining, but I warn any intrepid explorers to remember a warm jacket anyway. This month’s big events include Mayfest in Glasgow – this is a huge festival lasting most of the month, with street parties, concerts, exhibitions, the works!! […]

London, England – May 1999

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New This MonthFootball finals for the various cups, including the FA, UEFA, and European Cupwinners Cup! Yes, you too can crowd into a smoky pub to watch the events with the locals, a thoroughly authentic English activity. If you’re really lucky you might even see some soccer hooligans. For those that haven’t experience a big […]

London, England – April 1999

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New This Month ABBA! The long awaited musical “Mamma Mia” is premiering April 6 at the Prince Edward Theatre. Check out the web site at http://www.mamma-mia.com. For a complete listing of the west end, visit www.albemarle-london.com. Great Eats Khans Tandoori Restaurant in Bayswater (13 Westbourne Gro)- it’s loud and cramped, the food is cheap and […]