Monthly Archives: July 2012

Newquay

Once a fairly standard seaside town, populated by fishermen and laid back surfers, with a busy summer period when families came to the area to hit the beach, Newquay has now been turned into a southern Blackpool or a British … Continue reading

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Camberley

Whilst other towns have derived their names from attractive local features (Watford from the ford over the river Wat; Sevenoaks from, well, seven oaks), Camberley, in an early example of corporate branding, was originally named Cambridge Town after the Cambridge … Continue reading

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Newark

“Newark” is an anagram of “wanker”. There is so much more that I don’t even need to write.   Chris D  

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Glastonbury 

If you ask most locals in Glastonbury, they’ll tell you that Glastonbury is one of the mellowest, most beautiful, most colourful and most spiritual places in the entire nation. But then, if you ask most locals, they will also tell … Continue reading

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Thetford

Thetford was the birthplace of Thomas Paine, aka The Father Of The American Revolution. He was the author of Common Sense, The Rights Of Man and The Age Of Reason. He was a tireless campaigner. He was one of history’s greatest political … Continue reading

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