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History Live 2013

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21/Jul/2013

We regularly go to the English Heritage Festival of History. It was cancelled last year due to the weather but it was back this year, renamed History Live.

In addition to the battle re-enactments, there were old fashioned side-shows such as the fire eaters and a return of the Victorian Gymkhana.

 

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Day out in Northamptonshire

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02/Sep/2011

We decided to visit a few new places today and chose to head out east along the A14 towards Northamptonshire. We looked at the map in the English Heritage handbook and the Rushton Triangular Lodge looked interesting. The hunting lodge was quite small and only took a couple of minutes to look around.

Emma wanted to stop somewhere for an ice cream so we got our phones out and looked up locations of country parks. Emma found the East Carlton Country Park, so we headed there next. We walked along a marked path with sculptures scattered along its length. On the way home we drove past the Naseby battlefield and stopped at a viewpoint and the monument.

 

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Wroxeter

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21/Apr/2011

Some photos from Wroxeter, near Shrewsbury.
roman baths
A view of the roman baths.

reconstruction of villa
A reconstruction of a roman villa.



Festival of History

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18/Jul/2010

Some photos from this year's Festival of History.

 

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Festival of History - WW2

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25/Jul/2009

 

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Use of Animals in War

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25/Jul/2009

Mainly photos of a man falling off a camel.

 

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Fesitval of History - other photos

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25/Jul/2009

 

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Civil War battle

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25/Jul/2009

 

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WW1

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25/Jul/2009

Photos from the Festival of History - demonstrating use of gas masks in the first world war.

 

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Festival of History 2009

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25/Jul/2009

I have posted some Festival of History photos, splitting them up by category. Some of the areas, such as the WW1 trench and the medieval village were missing but there were more events going on and the place seemed much busier than last year.



Festival of History - Roman

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25/Jul/2009

 

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A trip to Yorkshire

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21/Mar/2009

While Emma was at the Topcliffe Hamster Show, I decided to visit a few of the nearby English Heritage and National Trust sites.

 

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Gainsborough House

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14/Feb/2009

Some photos of Gainsborough House, near Lincoln.

The building from the outside
Panoramic shot made by stitching together 3 photographs.

The kitchen
The Kitchen.

The Great Hall
The Great Hall



Houghton House

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11/Jan/2009

Some photos taken at Houghton House, near Ampthill in Bedfordshire.

Houghton House

Houghton House

Houghton House
The first photo converted into Black and White.



Kenilworth Castle

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27/Jul/2008

We took advantage of our English Heritage membership to pay a quick visit to Kenilworth Castle. It was too hot to spend too long wandering around so we'll have to re-visit later in the year, on a cooler day.

The Gatehouse

The Castle Ruins

More Castle Ruins

We also had a quick walk around Kenilworth itself, and passed the new Waitrose, which were were told opens on thursday.