Le Mans 1968 – 2018

Le Mans 1968 – 2018

By Maitland Cook La Chartre sur le Loir Sitting on the terrace of the Hotel de France with a large glass of crisp ‘Jasnieres’ I reflected not only on the last 24 hours of excitement of the Le Mans Race, but also on the last fifty years. For it was...

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Families invited to free fun day at Brompton Cemetery

Families invited to free fun day at Brompton Cemetery

Brompton cemetery in West London will throw open its doors to the local community with a jam-packed programme of educational and family activities on its annual open day – the first since a major £6.2m restoration. As well as a visit to the catacombs and a horticulture tour, children can...

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From the Riverbank. Part 6

From the Riverbank. Part 6

By Don Grant   Everything was perfect for a day’s fishing. It was warm without being too hot; there was some wispy ‘cirrostratus’ to take the edge off the summer sun; the water was, if not gin-clear, certainly ginger beer clear; there were some mayfly coming off the water virtually...

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From Amsterdam to Ascot: The Hat Gallery stampedes into the UK

From Amsterdam to Ascot: The Hat Gallery stampedes into the UK

Reporting by Erin Adelman and Laura Dudones Though little is known about the hat’s origin, it has existed since antiquity. The first known image of a hat is in an ancient tomb in Thebes, depicting a simple skull cap. Hats, specifically those worn for fashion, were worn mainly by men, until...

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