Traces of a border in Berlin

26 October 2013 // Miscellany

By Paul Scraton The footpath along the Spandau Ship Canal is quiet on a weekday afternoon. Apart from the odd cyclist and a couple eating their packed lunch on a bench, I have the embankment pretty much to myself. This is a relief, for I have spent the past hour walking the Mauerweg – the […]

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Drove Cottage

25 October 2013 // Drove Cottage

The sound of silence. Words and pictures by Malcom Anderson I’m just back home from a rare day in London. I did the usual stuff I suppose, the stuff that most people in the city do every day. Stuff that reminds me of a past life where I worked in a suit, drove around the […]

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Competition Result

24 October 2013 // Competition

On last week’s newsletter the competition prize was a pair of tickets to the Electric Palace in Bridport, Dorset for ‘A celebration of the life of Kenneth Allsop, broadcaster and champion of conservation.’ Introduced by David Wilkinson, author of the recent Keeping the Barbarians at Bay, and including Tim Dee, Charles Rangeley-Wilson, and Dave Goulson, […]

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Northern Soul: An Illustrated History

24 October 2013 // Books //Music

Northern Soul: An Illustrated History by Elaine Constantine and Gareth Sweeney. Review by Bill Brewster. Northern soul is the scene that refuses to die. Born in the mod clubs in the 1960s and finessed at the Twisted Wheel in Manchester, Stoke’s the Torch, The Blackpool Mecca and Wigan Casino, it’s arguably the purest musical scene […]

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Seven Crossings of the River Severn

23 October 2013 // On Water

Words & pictures: Eddie Procter via Landscapism. This is the story of a day spent exploring seven crossings of the River Severn below Gloucester as it morphs from a meandering river into a mighty tidal estuary flowing through the Bristol Channel and on into the impossible beyond of the Atlantic Ocean: three ferry passages, a […]

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