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Review: 8 Minutes Idle
This review originally appeared in Wessex Chronicle Volume 15, Issue 1 (Spring 2014) Starring Tom Hughes, Ophelia Lovibond, Montserrat Lombard, Antonia Thomas, Pippa Haywood, Paul Kaye. Directed by Mark Simon Hewis. Rated 15 for strong language and sex. 8 Minutes Idle is one of three films featured in a previous issue of the Chronicle produced …
Essential Wessex: Berry Pomeroy Castle
With its beautiful woodland setting and Hammer Horror design, Berry Pomeroy Castle in South Devon is a popular destination for lovers of the gothic. But it has much to offer anyone interested in history and heritage. Originally thought to be of Norman origin, due to a mention of a manor on the same site in …
Essential Wessex: Jethro Tull and the Agricultural Revolution
Jethro Tull (1671-1741) is best known for inspiring the name of a successful prog rock band, but many people will be dimly aware that the band’s name was taken from an agronomist and inventor of the seed-drill. What is less well-known is that his invention inspired an agricultural revolution in 18th century Britain. Tull was …
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