I was told by a Barrister today that there is a distinction between tourists and people who travel to rural Lincolnshire to buy antiques. The former are interested in landscape and the latter in retail. All of which left me wishing I had asked why the antiques shoppers didn’t just buy online or encourage Tesco [...]
In the world of rural economic development I occassionally came across someone promoting a scheme which was so outlandish I used to think they were either an escaped loon or a misunderstood genius. This article bought the heady days of the “noughties” when these sort of things were at their height to mind. [...]
After the party – the hangover begins to settle in.
I often think of this year as being characterised by a national policy of bread and circuses to divert us all from the increasing gap between the metaphorical pound notes in our bags and purses. In what is a bit of a small town theme [...]
For a number of reasons I have never fully thought through I find Avebury more impressive than Stonehenge. I wonder if it is the bleak and functional nature of the current tourism accoutrements of Stonehenge which diminishes it for me? Avebury has a sense of being a living monument in the way it surrouds people’s [...]
If you wanted to experience something deeply ancient and magical at sunrise on the longest day why would you go to Stonehenge? This report highlights 20,000 visitors, arrests, punch-ups and rubbish. The article goes on to explain
“There was a high degree of narcotic and alcohol-induced revelry [this year],” said Philip Mould, an [...]
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