Archive | January, 2019

The East Coast floods – 65 years on

Our contributor John Barr has vivid memories of the winter of 1953, when he was caught up in the disastrous East Coast floods. Sixty-five years on, he looks back at those dramatic days, recalls how he survived, and reflects on the lessons he learned.  There was no forewarning of the trauma to come when, as […]

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Hotel review: Lainston House Hotel

In the first of our new series of hotel reviews, regular contributors Douglas and Jackie Miller returned to an old favourite: the Exclusive Hotels group’s Lainston House Hotel, just outside Winchester. Here is their report. We were just as delighted with this seventeenth-century country manor house hotel as we had been on our first visit, […]

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