A Taste of Britain     
A Few Pictures And A Few Words  

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And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England's mountains green ?
And was The Holy Lamb of God
On England's pleasant pastures seen ?
And did not the countenance divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills ?
And was Jerusalem builded here 
Among those dark satanic mills ?

Bring me my bow of burning gold !
Bring me my arrows of desire !
Bring me my spear !  O clouds unfold
Bring me my chariot of fire !
I shall not cease from mental fight 
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand
Til we have built Jerusalem
In England's green and pleasant land 

 

 




 

Members Of The 
British Commonwealth 2004

Antigua and Barbuda

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Jamaica

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St Vincent and the Grenadines

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Australia

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Kenya

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Samoa

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The Bahamas

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Kiribati

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Bangladesh

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Lesotho

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Sierra Leone

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Malawi

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Singapore

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Belize

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Solomon Islands

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Maldives

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South Africa

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Brunei Darussalam

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Malta

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Sri Lanka

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Cameroon

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Mauritius

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Swaziland

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Canada

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Mozambique

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Tonga

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Cyprus

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Namibia

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Trinidad and Tobago

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Dominica

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Nauru

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Tuvalu

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Fiji Islands

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New Zealand

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Uganda

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The Gambia

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United Kingdom

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Ghana

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Pakistan

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United Republic of Tanzania

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Grenada

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Papua New Guinea

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Vanuatu

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Guyana

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St Kitts and Nevis

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Zambia

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India

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St Lucia

  Flag of St Lucia

 

 



(At the moment, Zimbabwe has been suspended by the other members)




Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill  - K.G., O.M., C.H. 
1874 -1965
Sir Winston Churchill



The British Royal Family 

 


HRH  The Prince of Wales and The Duchy of Cornwall
Prince Charles 

 


Buckingham Palace/ Windsor/Sandringham/Balmoral etc
The Royal Residencies

 


10 Downing Street - The  Prime Ministers Residence 
with information about previous Prime Ministers
And the day to day activities coming from :
10 Downing Street

 


An interesting link to
The Houses of Parliament
And recommend to anyone to visit if you can - as this is living history.

http://www.parliament.uk/

 


The Foreign & Commonwealth Office

 

 

The Conservative Party

 

The Confederation of British Industry

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The BBC

 

The Last Night of The Proms 
and The BBC Promenade Concerts

The Proms


Another interesting link is to This site dedicated to : 
William Shakespeare - The Complete Works
Here you can read all of his Plays and Sonnets  
the-tech.mit.edu/shakespeare/works.html

The Royal Shakespeare Company
To keep audiences in touch with Shakespeare
and understanding his work through today's
artists, actors and writers
rsc.org

 


A great Victorian Writer
Ous views of The Victorian age are based
more on Dickens works than anything else 
Charles Dickens

 

  ' Letter From America '
Alistair Cooke understood and explained
 better than anyone else - things about America
Probably the best story teller of the 20th Century
Alistair Cooke 1908-2004 

 

BBC World Affairs Editor
John Simpson
A remarkable news reporter
John Simpson

 

David Attenborough
The best story teller about
 Planet Earth's Natural History
David Attenborough and his colleagues have
 created some of the best Television programmes
ever made. Television at it's best
BBC's-David Attenborough

Fawlty Towers is probably the best 
 and funniest comedy series ever made

Fawlty  Towers 

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Licenced to kill - 007
James Bond

 


Aston Martin

 


Bentley

 


Concorde

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Cricket

The England Cricket Team 

The MCC and The Lords Cricket Ground

Lancashire County Cricket Club
And for those who do not understand this great game
The Laws of Cricket 

BBC's Test Match Special
BBC tms

The Cricket World Cup 2007

 


Rugby Union

England Rugby  Football Union

Bedford Rugby Union Football Club

Gloucester Rugby Club Home
Gloucester Rugby Union Club


And the other Premier Clubs
The Rugby Club

The Rugby World Cup 2007

 


 The legendary England and Spurs striker - Jimmy Greaves 
Has a shot saved by Russia's Great goalkeeper - Lev Yashin
in an England versus the Rest of The World 
Match at Wembley Stadium in  1963

 

FIFA World Cup 2010

FIFA-World Cup 2006

UEFA

The England Football Association

The Premier League

Tottenham Hotspurs Football Club

 

 


Wimbledon Tennis Championships

 

All England Badminton Championships
Badminton, England

 


Horse Racing and The Jockey Club

The Grand National

Cheltenham Gold Cup Festival Week
Cheltenham Racecourse

The Derby and The Oaks
Epsom Racecourse

 

Badminton Horse Trials
Badminton Horse Trials

 


The Boat Race

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Cambridge University

 

Oxford University

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Roman Invasion 
The Roman Empire

 

Anglo Saxon Britain
Anglo-Saxons.net Timeline

 

The Crusades
Medieval Sourcebook  - The Crusades

 

1066 - The Battle of Hastings
The last time there was a successful invasion of England
Invasion of England, 1066

  The Crusades

Robin Hood
Myth, legend or fact ? 
history

 

The Magna Carta, 1215
British Library treasures in full Magna Carta

 

The Hundred Years' War 
3 Great Victories

The Battle of Crecy 1346

The Battle of Poitiers 1356

The Battle of Agincourt 1415


Henry V - 1415

 

The War of The Roses
Wars Of The Roses.com - Wars of the Roses

 

The Spanish Armada - 1588
The Spanish Armada

 

The English Civil War, 1649
Civil War - Home

 

 

The Duke of Marlborough
The Battle of Blenheim 1704

 

The Battle of Culloden Moor, 1746
The last battle on British Soil
CULLODEN MOOR AND THE STORY OF THE BATTLE

 

 


The Battles of The Nile 1800, Copenhagen 1801 and Trafalgar 1805
Vice Admiral Horatio Lord  Nelson

 


The Duke of Wellington defeats Napoleon
The Battle of Waterloo



The Crimean War 1853-1856

 

The Zulu Wars 1879

 

 

The Falklands War 1982

 

 


The Royal Navy

 


Regiments and Battalions of the British Army


Who Dares Wins

Special Air Service
SAS


The Royal Airforce



The British Merchant Navy

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The Edinburgh Military Tattoo
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The Birth place of Winston Churchill 
The home of The Dukes of Marlborough
Blenheim Palace

 

 Royal Horticultural Society
The Chelsea Flower Show

The Garden and Flower Olympics
rhschelseaflowershow

 

 

The British Library
british library

National Maritime Museum 
And 
The Royal Observatory Greenwich

nmm-rog

The Victoria and Albert Museum
vam

The Imperial War Museum
IWM

The British Museum
www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/

Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms

The National Gallery

The Tate Gallery

Florence Nightingale Museum

Madam Tussauds

The Geffyre Museum

The London Transport Museum

The Sherlock Holmes Museum

The Design Museum

National Army Museum

RAF Royal Air Force Museum

The Science Museum

Museum of London

 

The Natural History Museum
nhm

The Tower Of London
The Tower


The National Gallery
National Gallery



The Royal Botanic Gardens,Kew
KewGardens

 

Zoological Garden, London
London Zoo

 

The National Trust 
was founded in 1895 and was set up to preserve 
and protect coastlines, countryside and buildings. Today, The Trust 
looks after 600 miles of  coastline, 248,000 hectares of land, and more 
than 200 buildings and gardens of oustanding  interest and importance
The National Trust

 

St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral
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Interesting places to visit

Sir Peter Scott, son of 'Scott of The Antartica'
was the visionary behind this fascinating 
and one of the first ever conservation projects
Slimbridge - Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)

 

Longleat
 Longleat - Home Page

 

Blackpool
Visit Blackpool.com - Home

 

The English Lake District
Lake District the lakes

 

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In Britain there are many mysteries and legends - 
But also these are supported by hundreds of man made 
 stone circles and mounds etc ,  some older than the Pyramids.
Here are a few of the most noted - what is the truth ?


The most famous of all  - Stonehenge
Stonehenge

The largest man made Pre-historic 
mound in Europe - Silbury Hill
Silbury Hill

The Megalithic Stone circle at Avebury
 Avebury 

Glastonbury Tor, Avalon, King Arthur...........
 Glastonbury Tor 

Some more Stones and Mounds
 in Britain and Europe
Stone Pages   Megalithic Europe

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Dido - Here With Me.  
 Click on the link and hear the music.track of your choice
RADIO.BLOG.CLUB - Dido

 

 

Coming soon................

 

United Kingdom Shares
build a portfolio of shares in British based equities
These are a selection of my choices at this moment of time
( From October 2005)

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Tottenham Hotspurs
Eurotunnel
Tesco
Rolls Royce
Daily Mail
Virgin Mobile
HBOS
Body Shop
Woolworths
BP
ITV
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P & O
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Astrazeneca
Hornby
Glaxo Smith Kline
British Airports Authority
British Airways
Ladbrokes (Hilton Group)
Imperial Chemical Company
Reuters
Seven Trent Water
Unilever
Willian Hill
QXL Ricardo
Cadbury Schweppes
Scotish & Newcastle
British Energy
Merril Lynch Europe
Wyvale Garden Centres
Group 4 Securicor
Pilkington Glass
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Watch List
Preston North End Football Club
Marks & Spencer
Kingfisher
Prudential
Shell
Rio Tinto
Boots
Bovis Homes Group
Costain Group
Diageo
Marconi
Royal Doulton
Sainsbury
W H Smith

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Some British inventions
The Hovercraft
The Jet Engine
Trains
Trams
Tarmac Roads
Dunlop Tyres
Cats Eyes
The Underground/Metro
The Flushing Toilet
The Computer
Television
Metal Ships
Iron Bridges
Sheffield Steel
The Postal Servive
The Police Service
The Long Bow
    Logarithm tables
The Steam Pump
The Seed Drill
Iron making
Steam Engine
Flying Shuttle
The Sextant
Number 4 Chronometer
The spinning Jenny
Boring machine
Spinning mule
power loom
gold leaf electroscope
Threshing machine
Gas Lighting 
Hydraulic press
Vaccination
Industrial Lathe
Steam locomatrive
Miners safety lamp 
electric motor
'Difference' engine
Electromagnet
portland cement
reaper
'Analytical' engine
Calotype photographs
scrwew propellor
primary cell
electric telegraphy
steam hammer
bicycle
shorthandcarbon-arc-lights
steel converter
synthetic dye
parkesine plastic
antispetic surgery
clinical thermometer
wimshurst machine
filament lamps
Steam turbine
Safety Bicycle
Pneumatic tyres
Vacuum flask
Cathode ray tube
Diode valve
Depth charge
military tank
polythene
radar
colussus computer
holography
optical fibre
atomic clock
float glass
fuel cell
carbon fibres
CAT scanner
in vitro fertiilization
Sizewll 'B' PWR nucleur reactor

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Some 'Classic' writers and their books
Jane Austin
Mary Shelley- Frankenstein
Bram Stoker -Dracula
Sir Walter Scott
J.M. Barrie-Peter Pan
Lewis Carrol - Alices adventures in Wonderland
Rudyard Kipling
Alastair Maclean
Desmond Bagley
J.K Rowling - Harry Potter Books
Agatha Christie
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle- Sherlock Holmes
Beatrix Potter
Enid Blyton- Famous Five / Noddy
Captain W.E. Johns - Biggles
R.L. Stephensen
Thomas Hardy
Ian Flemming - James Bond - 007 Books
John Le Carre
George Eliot
George Orwell - Animal Farm / 1984
J.R.R Tolkien - Lord Of The Rings / The Hobbit / The Silmarillion
Frederick Forsythe
Isaak Walton-The Complete Angler
Winston Churchill
Bronte Sisters
Sir Martin Gilbert
A.J.P. Taylor
Thomas Carlisle - The French Revolution
Samuel Pepys- Diaries
Roald Dahl
H. Ryder Hagard -Allan Quartermain / She / King Solomon's Mines
A.A Milne- Winnie The Pooh
Kenneth Graham- The Wind in the Willows
Daniel Defoe
Samuel Johnson
Henry Williamson - Tarka The Otter

And Charles Dickens ...............

And William Shakespeare.............

The Folio Society
Founded in 1947 The Folio Society was created to 
produce editions of the world's great literature in a format 
worthy of the contents , at a price within the reach of everyman
foliosociety

 

 

 

 

The Music
Cliff Richard and the Shadows
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
The Moody Blues
The Who
Eric Clapton / Cream
Fleetwood Mac
The Kinks
Jethro Tull
Uriah Heep
Deep Purple
Black Sabbath
Procol Harem
Pink Floyd
Slade
Shirley Bassey
Elkie Brooks
Queen
Spice Girls
Gustav Holst
Edward Elgar

and my new favourite..........
'DIDO'[

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to come:

Dunkirk - A glorious retreat
The Battle of Britain
The Battle of The Atlantic
The North Africa Campaign
D-Day 6 June 1944

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The Cricket Test Match Special 
Radio Commentators
John Arlott
Brian Johnstone
Bill Frindal
Freddy Truemen
Christopher Martin Jenkins
et al.

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