Evergreen - Autumn 2017

Evergreen is Britain’s best-loved little quarterly, a miscellany of this and that and things gone by which takes readers on a gentle journey around the highways and byways of Britain.

In spring, summer, autumn and winter we explore the beautiful British countryside, call at ancient churches and unspoilt villages, uncover quaint customs and curiosities, and share stories, snippets of poetry and the words of half-remembered songs with our readers all over the world.

Our travels also take us on regular trips down memory lane, with refreshing recollections of Britain in days gone by: fondly remembered summer holidays, visits to the village shop, favourite entertainers, memorable local characters…amongst the 148 pages of Evergreen you really can escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life!

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Among the highlights awaiting you in Evergreen's autumn issue are:

Byways: Start the engine for a thrilling drive back to the 1960s with a writer who recalls his family's marvellous motoring holidays through Europe.

Wainwright's Ratty Walks: A ticket for the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway and a copy of Alfred Wainwright's Walks From Ratty offer a glorious way to explore the Lake District by rail and on foot.

Pilgrimage to the Western Front: In the centenary year of Passchendaele, we join a group of friends who make a poignant journey to the former battlefields of the First World War.

Countrycall: A visit to Leigh Woods in Somerset where an ambitious National Trust project is underway to survey and protect ancient oak trees.

Gleanings: Fifty years after The Beatles released their landmark Sgt. Pepper album, we shine a spotlight on the Fab Four's early, and only, appearance in Swindon, Wiltshire.

Rural Rides: Autumn colours abound as we travel to the heart of Scotland and the town of Aberfeldy, famous for its magnificent seasonal display of birch trees that inspired Robert Burns.

Almanac: Celebrating the tradition of the centuries-old Abbots Bromley Horn Dance in rural Staffordshire. We meet those involved in the annual September custom.

Shaping the English Language: Time for some wordplay with the wordsmiths as we discover how some of our great writers have enhanced and embellished our language.

Juke Box: Tells the story behind one of the greatest rock and roll hits of all time "Blue Suede Shoes" written by Carl Perkins in 1955 and covered by numerous artists including Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and many more.

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