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Helford Passage and the Ferryboat Inn
From medieval ferry crossing to secret World War II operations, the waterside hamlet of Helford Passage was formerly a far busier place than it appears today.
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A northern saint-king in Gloucester
In 909 the bones of Oswald of Northumbria were brought to Gloucester from Bardney in Lincolnshire by Æthelred and Æthelflæd, rulers of Mercia. In time the minster they had founded in Gloucester came to be named after this northern king. Find out why a northern king was an attractive patron to Merican rulers and how the northern connection was later reactivated by the Archbishops of York.
In the late 1970s a group of squatters in Notting Hill declared their independence from the United Kingdom and called upon UN peacekeepers to protect them from eviction. Hear their story here.