Tagged: History

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Lost Bird Names

It is difficult these days to imagine this country being so connected to nature that each county could have its own folk-names for the wild animals that lived alongside us humans. We people...

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ESKINNER Veteran Yew Tree 2015

Enchanting Yew Trees

The mid-Devon village where I currently reside is host to an impressive veteran yew tree; it is probably the oldest living thing in the district, and it dominates the small churchyard of St....

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A Short History of Dogs

  Lexus, a Collie X Lab and Laika, a Blue Staffy. Photo by Alex Pearce In the UK, there are estimated to be over 9 million pet dogs. That equates to 25% of...

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