Although the war broke out only eleven years after the initial flight of the first frail and flimsy aeroplane, by 1914 the aircraft had developed as a serious weapon of conflict, first as a reconnaissance and photographic tool, then a primitive bombing machine and finally as a fighter or scout
This walk is a dance with the county border as Sally Mosley saunters from Staffordshire over the Dove and dabbles into Derbyshire, exploring a quartet of pretty villages in quintessential middle England along the way
Most famous for its puddings and tarts, Bakewell is the only town in the Peak District National Park. It straddles the River Wye and sits snugly between the rolling limestone hills of the White Peak and the dramatic escarpments and moors of Dark Peak gritstone. On home ground, Sally Mosley takes us on a lovely walk along beautiful Lathkill Dale and back to the town
In a scenic landscape of regal standing, Bess of Hardwick built a palace with as many windows as possible. From this elevated position she could admire her kingdom and glorious panoramic views. Hardwick is now in the ownership of the National Trust and on the 400th anniversary of the death of its architect, Robert Smythson, we can all enjoy what Bess created. Sally Mosley follows in her footsteps...
Nestling at the head of the Amber Valley, the widespread parish of Ashover covers a rolling landscape criss-crossed with old tracks, paths and bridleways. Sally Mosley takes us on a route through countryside that is a paradise for walkers and also packed with interest for local historians
Promotional Feature: The Hall is a luxurious 5 star residential home for the elderly. The home has been lovingly restored and now offers the very best of facilities and must surely be the finest home in the area.
ANCHOR & CREW is a British fashion brand label that combines elements of Great British heritage with a modern style and a new vision. The brand was officially launched at the UK Jewellery + Watch Show 2014 in February.
With a blend of 20 individual shops, distinctive boutiques and award-winning restaurants , Heart of the Country Shopping Village offers a fantastic shopping experience.
Heart of the Country shopping village has everything for the Bride to Be, with specialist shops, The Bridal Rooms, Allen Brown Jewellery, Anthony John Salons and Lazy Days Cupcake Boutique . Family owned and managed, the Stubbs’ ensure the village retains its rural feel by cultivating trees, flower beds and hedgerows. Visitors can enjoy lunch in courtyards surrounded by flourishing fauna and gardens, take a relaxing stroll through woodland, and shop in peace, away from the hustle and bustle of the high street.Heart of the Country is easily accessible via the A38, located 2 miles south of Lichfield. It boasts ample free parking, disabled facilities as well as woodland walks. Visit www.heartofthecountryvillage.com for more information, along with a map and directions.If you’re planning a wedding , Heart of the Country is a superb place to visit and offers a wonderful choice of shops and boutiques, including:
Your wedding is a truly special day and the start of a wonderful journey - Our in-house wedding coordinator will be delighted to guide you through your special day, to ensure your wedding is everything you desire.
Buxton Opera House is one of Britain’s leading receiving theatres, presenting around 450 performances each year including dance, comedy, children’s shows, drama, musical concerts, pantomime and opera as well as a lively Fringe Theatre and Community and Education Programme.