I finished my meal I could see yesterday
evening was too good to miss. i assembled camera, tripod &
fishing stool & walked dure sout, up the bank from me,
through the village & between the terraces of old mining
cottages, up, up the sloap.
I came to a lane rather primly called South St, & followed this as far as an old church burrial ground.
The path to the left of this led between two rows of alotments & into open fields on the very highest point for some distence.
I was looking south into County Durham, or behind me north across Northumberland - & the evening was clear as a bell.
I did my pictures from that point, then made my way down again by a circular route, returning as the sun was dropping below thr north westen horizon.
During this past few months we have been busy working on our first Go Gravesham Visitor Guide.
We are pleased to say that it is now available as an online flick through edition on the homepage of our tourism website www.gogravesham.com (You will need flash player 8 to open it).
The brochures should be with us very soon and available for you to pick up from the Visitor Centre at Towncentric from next week (weather permitting).
We hope that you like this new version and the way it promotes the borough.
Tourism and Town Twinning Manager
Gravesend Town Centre Regeneration & Information Centre
18a St George's Square, Gravesend, Kent, DA11
Tel: 01474 338001 Fax: 01474 337601
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Once they had done that he was "instructed" to get farming : rather than going off to hunt. Farming and animal husbandary requires lots of boundaries to delineate fields for crops and animals - so the first job was to create fences and walls. If they had animals these had to wander off on to the wild unenclosed lands until the fields had been created.
To cut a long story short the wild lands became prehistoric commons. Much later other families settled nearby and also allowed their animals on to the "un-owned" commonly held lands. At that time there was no ownership of land just possession. No doubt family tribes came about and the head of the head family might have thought she or he owned all and could distribute it to others. In fact consensus prevailed until the head family was deposed or one or more of the others went off far away and "posssessed" some wild land and started their own tribal place. Again the wild land became a common around the new settlement.
To be continued....[Now I'll go off to another common]
Northeast of High Holborn is Bakers Lane. This leads into Leather Lane and north across Dorrinton St. by Crumby Buildings and so across Bookers Market.
Before you turn in by St Alberny-the-Martor if you look sharp left over your shoulder there stands a rather fine example of the better 1960s Council block in a good dark red brick stock.
Continuing south down Leather Lane past the rows of [on a Saturday afternoon,] empty market stalls, you come into Holborn, west of Holborn viaduct.
Cross over here and into Chancery Lane and you see the Silver Volts to your left. Star Yard, off to the right is where Ravenscrofts have been making and selling wigs for gentlemen from 17th century on into the present day, when they are mostly a form of uniform in the near by Courts of Justice.
Cross Cary St and you will be in Bell Yard.
Here there is a need to traverse part of Fleet St and walk south a short way up Kingsway before finding Wild St on the left hand [Hyde Park] side.
This narrow ally takes you between a side entry to London School of Economics on the left, and the rather imposing Masonic Hall on the right before coming out and crossing into Great Queen St.
From here Bettenton St leads to Short St and so Neal St and Marcia St.
On crossing the Charring Cross Rd there is a nice coffee shop. It is worth stopping there a moment.
Then west from there down Gosport St, out through the archway of ‘The Pillar of Mercy’ then right past the ‘Gay Hussar’ and diagonally across Soho Sq.
On this northeast corner find Colbert St and so out into Wardor Street.
At that time the remnant of Berwick Market was till helping local customers to buying veg for weekend meals.
From here on along Brewer St, Vego St [where stands the Royal Academy of Music.] through New Bond St and Burton St, across Berkley Sq and up little used Jane St.
Walking south-to-north up Dover St and you arrive in the thick of heaving Oxford Street.
Left [west] here and in just two hundred yards you come to ground at Bond Street Station and the Central Line.
If you look at my photos you will see the itinerary. The voyage starts from Southampton on 5th January 2013 and takes 53 days to get to Sydney or 99 days to go right round the world. The cost will be around £5,000 to Sydney.
The National Trust celebrates the World Shakespeare Festival
Clandon Park and Hatchlands Park to host Shakespeare’s greatest plays this August
This August, to coincide with the World Shakespeare Festival, Clandon Park and Hatchlands Park, are presenting a series of performances and workshops of some of Shakespeare's greatest plays: A Midsummer Night’s dream, Macbeth, The Tempest and Much Ado about Nothing.
The stunning National Trust venues, based near Guildford, will provide great entertainment for all the family, and audiences will have the opportunity to view the famous Shakespeare portrait at Hatchlands Park. The famous Cobbe Portrait of Shakespeare, painted in c1610 by an unknown artist has recently returned to Hatchlands Park in Guildford, after being the centrepiece of an exhibition in New York’s Morgan Library and Museum.
Now hanging in pride of place in the library, this painting caused an international sensation when it was unveiled in March 2009 at the exhibition “Shakespeare Found: A Life Portrait at Last ,” at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon.
The exhibition revealed that the painting was repeatedly copied and that the majority of the 17th century copies possessed long traditions as representations of Shakespeare. The portrait’s status as the original of these copies has only recently been established by x-ray, infrared examination and tree-ring dating. Perhaps most excitingly, this portrait appears to have been taken from life.
The Shakespeare Festival tickets includes a free visit to both houses in August and a complimentary voucher for the shop and restaurant. Visitors will be encouraged to bring a picnic or book a meal in one of the restaurants or tea shop.
Ari Volanakis, Visitor Experience Manager, said:
“We are delighted to host these talented theatre companies and celebrate the World Shakespeare Festival, described as an unprecedented collaboration with leading UK and international arts organisations and the biggest celebration of Shakespeare ever staged.”
The festival kicks off at Hatchlands Park with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, when Guildford Shakespeare Company will take you on 4 magical trips into Shakespeare's comic masterpiece on August 1, 2 and 3rd.
This is followed by the spectacular production of Macbeth by The Lord Chamberlain’s Men at Hatchlands for one night only on 15th August . The festival ends with a flourish on August 26th at Clandon Park when Much Ado About Nothing is staged by Heartbreak Productions, with a WWII theme.
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