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THE DAYS BEFORE TUCKTONIA  By Alex McKinstry (Part 2)

THE DAYS BEFORE TUCKTONIA By Alex McKinstry (Part 2)

Before embarking on our history of Tucktonia, it may be worth considering the pedigree of the site itself, which for centuries formed part of the common land known as Portfield – a 290-acre stretch of meadow, stretching from the Stour at Tuckton as far north as...

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H.V. Morton By Stephen Roberts

H.V. Morton By Stephen Roberts

This month I’m pursuing H.V. (Henry Vollam) Morton (1892-1979), a pioneering travel writer, hailing from Lancashire, who visited Christchurch when researching his ‘In Search of England’ (1927). Morton, like Mary Shelley, had parents who were both writers, reported on...

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Quartleys By Stephen Roberts

Quartleys By Stephen Roberts

Dr. Quartley was called out one evening to administer to a smuggler who’d been shot in a scrap with Revenue men. His payment (or reward, whatever you wish to call it) was on his doorstep one morning soon after, a keg of fine French brandy. That’s the story, apocryphal...

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