Wednesday, 7 November 2012

The Countryman

If like me you have an interest in history and all things country as well as the sea coast then this little gem is worth a look. This month is particularly special as there is a small boat cruising article about sailing on the River Stort and a look at the Suffolk coast.

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History and mystery along the shore of shingle street
Gill Moon enjoys the solitude of the Suffolk coast
Wroth silver ceremony
David Norris visits the country’s oldest annual ceremony, held in Warwickshire
Shire pleasure in horses
Siân Ellis meets a Welsh horse-breeder who has been bitten by the shire horse bug
Sailing the River Stort
Tony Smith likes messing about in boats
What have the Romans ever done for us?
Gillian Hovell assesses the Romans’ impact on rural Britain
From Clee to eternity
Siân Ellis meets Shropshire local historian Alf Jenkins
Exploring St Catherine’s Hill
Stephen Roberts takes to the hills in Dorset
How do bats survive the winter?
David Worley is the man with the answers for all questions bat-related

Armistice time
Topical verse from Norman Viles
On the hoof in Aberdeenshire
Julian Schmechel explores the heather-clad hills
One man and his pig
Is Graham Ward telling porkies?
Making Windsor chairs
Paul Felix meets a master craftsman
Circum­nav­igat­ing Wales
Catherine Hughes meets a fundraising marvel who is a pioneer of the Wales Coast Path
The Northants nobleman who gave away the gunpowder plot
Dave Phillips profiles Francis Tresham of Lyveden estate
Full steam ahead on the farm
Rural nostalgia from Lincoln­shire with Alan Stennett

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