Monday, November 23, 2015

Six of the Best 553

Richard Kemp has little time for the mayor of Liverpool.

Raymond Smith speaks up for the Green Belt: "The Green Belt may not have turned out quite as it was planned, but it is increasingly used for urban recreation and, if protected, could be of ever greater environmental value.

"During the latter half of the 1930s, a surprising number of Nazi-themed summer camps sprouted across the United States. Organized locally and without the support of Germany, these summer outings bore a startling resemblance to the Hitler Youth." George Dvorsky on a forgotten slice of American history.

Yes you should drag your children round museums, says John Lanchester.

Lynne About Loughborough is pleased by the opening up of the town's Old Bleach Yard.

Wales Online has some fascinating photographs of lost towns, villages and neighbourhoods in Wales - some of them "dismantled for English gain," as it puts it.

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