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ACEArts’ postponed exhibition by Leonard Green, ‘In Search of Northern Soul’, can now be viewed online as a virtual event.
No. 30 Somerset Fascinating Facts - Somerset is an incredibly diverse and beautiful county, rich in its history and natural beauty, with three areas of outstanding natural beauty, two cave networks, Cheddar and Wookey, the Longest Heritage Railway in West Somerset, many Castles, Stately Homes and a National Park Exmoor.
Visit Somerset fully understands that existing local residents might wish to take advantage of open spaces within the county for extended daily exercise and wellbeing, following this week’s guidance from the Government. It is anticipated that people will use common sense over coming weeks, whilst we all seek to avoid spreading coronavirus in our communities.
No. 29 Somerset Fascinating Facts - One of the most evocative and atmospheric sites in England lies at the heart of the Levels and of Somerset. Avalon — the Lake Isle or the Fortunate Isle, containing the town of Glastonbury — has been associated with myth and magic since the earliest times, and is still a centre for those interested in spiritualism and the occult.
No. 28 SOMERSET FASCINATING FACTS -ONE OF VERY FEW BATTLES FOUGHT IN SOMERSET since King Alfred’s time, the Battle of Sedgemoor was our one attempt to change the political landscape of Britain, but it ended badly for Somerset. The battle site at Westonzoyland is easy to visit, and so much is known about this comparatively recent conflict — 6 July 1685 — that it’s easy to work out how an old-fashioned ‘pitched battle’ was fought on otherwise tranquil farmland. The annual re-enactment is spectacular.
No.27 Somerset Fascinating Facts - Coleridge’s connection with Somerset began in August 1795, when he and his wife Sara spent their honeymoon in a cottage overlooking the sea in Clevedon.
No.26 Somerset Fascinating Facts - IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO FIND ANY PART OF BRITAIN WITH A MORE VARIED HISTORY THAN THE SOMERSET LEVELS, OR THE MOORS, AS SOME CALL THEM.
No.25 Somerset Fascinating Facts The Doone Valley is the centrepiece of an 1869 novel, Lorna Doone.
Following the news at the weekend that 7 cygnets have hatched on the nest at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells, the Palace has now asked the public to send in their suggestions to name them.
The National Trust is calling for people around the UK to share their letters with the conservation charity and its followers and members, about their lockdown experiences. The Trust plans to add a selection to its historic collection of letters.
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