Monday, July 20, 2015

Six of the Best 526

Jon Tolley explains how he held the Grove ward in Kingston for the Liberal Democrats with a thumping majority last week.

Who bankrolled the campaigns of the two candidates for Lib Dem leader? Caron Lindsay has some surprising answers.

"We have a culture like a rummage sale, like a white elephant stall, hideously divided and bizarrely coherent – and, over the last century or so, obscured by an even more varied invention known as 'Britishness'." David Boyle introduces his new book How to be English.

"The walks on these pages feature a bit of everything like the splendid baronial castle of Belvoir or the simple hill fort on Burrough Hill. Old dismantled railways can be found across the county and many canals are maintained as pleasure waterways now rather than the industrial revolution arteries of the past. There is much beauty in the countryside too and for a county not noted for high country there are many interesting hills to climb." Sensibly, The Walking Englishman visits Leicestershire.

IanVisits ventures inside East London's gargantuan, derelict Millennium Mills.

Railway Maniac has photographs of Nottingham's numerous lost railway stations.

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