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Mrs Beeton’s Christmas

Dr Annie Gray

 An evening with Food Historian and TV presenter Dr Annie Gray Coalbrookdale Monday 27th November

 

Food historian and TV and radio presenter Dr Annie Gray will be giving a festive-themed talk looking at Christmas in mid-Victorian times through the eyes of Isabella Beeton. Taking place in the Engine Shop at Coalbrookdale on Monday evening, 27th November, ‘Mrs Beeton’s Christmas’ is part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations. 

 

Zero Waste Scotland launches new partnership approach to prevent litter

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Zero Waste Scotland has launched a nationwide initiative calling on businesses, local authorities and other organisations to help cut the cost of litter clean-up and join forces to prevent it from happening in their communities.

The call was launched today at the Engine Shed, Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre and an important visitor attraction, newly-opened by the River Forth in Stirling, where regular litter picks take place. Historic Environment Scotland, which manages the Engine Shed, is supporting the initiative.

Wildlife World launches new range of premium bird food

Wildlife World bird food

Leading wildlife product and habitat designers, Wildlife World, have created a new premium range of high quality multi-purpose bird food for garden birds. 

The product comes in three varieties, one for bird tables and seed feeders, one for free flowing bird feeders and one for ground feeding species.

Food Mix 1 contains all kibbled peanuts, sunflower hearts and hemp, and no wheat or cheap filler is used to bulk out the food. 

Great Rail Journeys Offers a Great Selection of Tours for Single Travellers

Great Rail Journeys Offers a Great Selection of Tours for Single Travellers

With their new Europe, UK and Cruising by Rail Brochure, award-winning Great Rail Journeys (www.greatrail.com / 01904 527 180 / 0800 240 4470) has over 15 tours with No Single Supplement. From Cornwall to Italy, there is a huge variety of tours for customers to choose from, so solo travellers don’t have to miss out on incredible adventures.

The Ghosts of War Touch Commonwealth War Graves Historians and Theatre Cast

The Ghosts of War Touch Commonwealth War Graves Historians and Theatre Cast

Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) historians opened their doors this week to the MESH Theatre Co. The cast of Journey's End, were invited to identify with the characters they play in the Centenary revival of RC Sherriff’s WW1 play; to be performed at Kruitmagazijn (Ammunition Store) in Ypres, Oct 10 – Nov 12.

 

The Journey’s End writer was wounded at Passchendaele in August 1917. His famous trench play written a decade later is both a time-piece and a documentation of timeless themes - comradeship, sacrifice, hero-worship, trauma and the recklessness of powers-that-be. All this is told through the simple story of soldiers in a dugout just before a massive attack in 1918 (Operation Michael).

 

Traditional Victorian Halloween

Blists Hill Victorian Town where life over 100 years ago is recreated

Experience a traditional Victorian Halloween at Blists Hill Victorian Town, during half-term 21st – 29th October 

 

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge as they celebrate Halloween in traditional style during the autumn half-term, 21st - 29th October. The Victorians marked All Hallows Eve with some curious customs and unusual ritualssuch as carving turnips (rather than the modern day pumpkins) into Jack-o-lanternsto frighten away evil spirits.

 

THE DOG FRIENDLY ‘DEV’ ~ A Dream Holiday in the Dales for you and your ‘best friend’

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Situated in the most idyllic of locations, ‘The Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales’, The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa is one of the North’s finest country house hotels, and is renowned for being dog-friendly, as well being champions of ‘green’ tourism (Gold Award winners ‘Green Tourism’)

The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, themselves keen dog-lovers, support sustainability and a dog-friendly ethos throughout their businesses which include this superb country hotel, located in rural splendour on their Bolton Abbey estate.

Swiping right this summer? Super Break launch new travel tool

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Are you unable to keep off Instagram and spend most of your evenings pouring over travel inspiration online? A new travel tool allows you to swipe right or left, like a dating app, but instead based on your travel preferences.

Get your wanderlust fix with the new interactive created by travel brand Super Break. Discover Your Destination is designed to allow users to browse for their ideal short break through a journey of “instagramable” photographs.