Castles of the Kent Downs

Of the three castles that Henry VIII built to protect the Kent Downs only two remain: the Girls’ Castle and the Boys’ Castle so that seemed like the perfect outing … Continue Reading →


Cirencester, once the second largest city in Britain

Tactfully excusing myself from a Cotswold Water Park boating event on Sunday I found myself close enough to to the pretty market town of Cirencester for a little visit. For … Continue Reading →


Revisiting the Battle of Evesham (after 748 years)

Casting about for an excuse not to attend the Pershore Plum Festival yesterday I came across a snippet in the local paper about the Battle of Evesham, a wreath-laying for … Continue Reading →