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Packed with stunning colour photographs, poems and articles on a wide range of subjects, This England Annual promises to be more popular than ever before! Highlights from this issue include Wilde Deserves Oscars – remembering the writer’s genius, Somerset’s Lost Villages – landscapes bearing witness to a lost way of life, Make ‘Em Laugh! - celebrating the great English comedians from Stanley Laurel and Bob Hope to Morecambe and Wise and Ken Dodd, Charlie Chaplin – the greatest rags to riches story ever told, Splendid Sandringham – Norfolk’s own royal gem. There’s plenty more besides, including a celebration of the anniversary of Concorde, traditional counties quiz, quirky customs and the curious tale of Edward Watkin and his Wembley Tower.
Fifty Years of This England is looking back on This England through the decades. On its pages you will find a fascinating selection of articles, poems, pictures and letters that appeared during those 50 years, as well as special sections highlighting the events of each decade in England and the wider world. People, places, literary landscapes, customs, curiosities, military heroes and notable events; royalty, film stars, craftsmen, churches, stately homes, country cottages and castles; childhood memories, county cameos, village characters, pomp and pageantry – you will find it all here!
Explore England includes a useful region-by-region section providing information about places to visit in each country, a useful diary of events and numerous other illustrated features. This year, we pay a visit to the Oxford Bus Museum, where exhibits such as a preserved horse-drawn tram, motor buses, coaches and a wide selection of artefacts recall travel in days gone by. In Northumberland’s Crowning Glories we celebrate the climb and spectacular views from the county's highest peaks of Cheviot and Hedgehope. We also visit Fotheringay, a tiny Northamptonshire village, site of a former castle, boasts a wealth of Royal history including the birth of Richard III and the execution of Mary Queen of Scots. In England’s World Heritage Sites we list 18 places in England recognised by UNESCO for their great beauty and historic importance - from the Derwent Valley Mills in Derbyshire and Studley Royal Park in Yorkshire, to Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire and Stonehenge in Wiltshire.