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  • St. Valentine’s Day

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    19.01.2017

    Whilst Valentine’s Day is recognised the world over as a time of courtship and love, very little is known about St. Valentine himself after whom the day is named. Was he a great lover like Casanova? Almost certainly, not, although there is a one in three chance as there are three Saint Valentines! One was [...]

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  • CHRISTMAS AT TEWKESBURY MANOR

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    06.12.2016

    Old Sir Anthony Passmore of Tewkesbury Manor always looked glum, especially at Christmas. The thought that his grandchildren were coming to stay at Tewkesbury Manor should have made him happy. The problem for Sir Anthony was that the festivities and gift opening reminded him of when he was a six year old boy in 1942. [...]

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  • The History Of Mother’s Day

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    24.02.2016

      Far from being a manufactured celebration, the history of Mother’s Day goes back far further than most might think – all the way back, in fact, to the ancient Greeks who held a Spring festival in the hour of Rhea, the mother of many of their gods and goddesses. Not wanting to be left [...]

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