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God Save The King!

What an incredible few days. The thing we dreaded yet was inevitable has come to pass with the death of our beloved Queen Elizabeth II. I was in shock on Thursday evening. No tears were shed until Liz Truss finished her speech with God Save The King. And in that one phrase, I realised how […]

Holiday 2022: Torquay: Kents Cavern and Dinosaur World

Our first of two trips to Torquay saw us exploring the prehistory of the region. We began in Kents Cavern which is a truly humbling experience as we learn about the origins of humanity. The cavern is beautiful but difficult to photograph!   The total cost for the five of us was £67. We had […]

Day trip to Southampton: history hunting (part 1)

Yay! Half term at last (a week later than most other people!) We spent a windy but wonderful day in Southampton, exploring the past. We began at Bargate which was the main entrance to the city in Norman times, before exploring more of the historic walls. Zach has been learning about castles and fortifications this […]

Exploring Battle Abbey and the Battle of Hastings battlefield

Our last day out of summer was to Battle to visit the Abbey and the battlefield which was the scene of the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The site is run by English Heritage and we had free entry due to our membership. The Abbey’s magnificent gatehouse hosts an exhibition about life at the site […]

Our day in Chawton part two: Chawton House

After our visit to Jane Austen’s House in Chawton, we followed the great author’s steps around the village before making our way to the local church and her brother’s home: Chawton House. Unfortunately St Nicholas’ Church is closed on Fridays so we didn’t get a chance to peek inside. We admired the outside of the […]