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A Foodie Adventure around the Ribble Valley

Jan 06, 2023

You didn't think we'd advertise a Foodie Weekend without trying and testing its main attraction first, do you? Without wanting to give too much away (we need to give you something to look forward…

The Origins of Lancashire Day

Nov 24, 2022

Happy Lancashire Day everyone! In a time where every day of the year seems to be dedicated to something; 'We Love Broccoli Day' is on March 22nd, 'International Lego Day' is on January 28th and…

Taxation, Poverty, Politics and Vagabonds

Oct 13, 2022

The headlines at the moment are very grim. It’s all about cutting taxes, raising taxes, political manoeuvring, cost of living going up and how people are struggling just to survive. Older people…

Flashers, Wagers and General Advice

Oct 03, 2022

As you know I am still studying the letters of Colonel Thomas Golbourne Parker (TGP), and probably will be for the rest of my life – he has got hundreds, if not thousands of letters! I’ve recently…

Eco-escapes to Browsholme

Aug 29, 2022

How often do you reflect on the fact that, whilst you live in England - you've never really explored what's on your doorstep? Well we do, a lot!

The Mystery of the High Heeled Shoe

Jul 21, 2022

with thanks to Rebecca Shawcross for her help.

If I were to ask you when you thought this high heel was made, what would you say? If your answer was 1700 -1720 ish, we would have completely agreed with you, and if you had gone further on to…

The Naughty Schoolboy and the Circus

Jul 14, 2022

Does the letter contain protestations of innocence or beg his father’s forgiveness and promises to do better, as we, dear reader, would probably do? No. It doesn’t even mention the report.