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Brushford church, Lutyens chapel

This line, now dismantled, played an important part in the business and social life of southern Exmoor between 1873 and 1966.

The lower part of High Street, Dulverton in 2008

Since at least the time of John Cabot, Italians have been resident in Bristol.

Tithe maps were drawn up when tithe payments (a clergy-support tax of a tenth of all parish produce including fish) were commuted or changed to equal

The history of education in Bolsover falls into several well-defined phases.

Image courtesy of Derbyshire Local Studies Libraries and

During the 19th century Roman Catholics in Bolsover were served by the Jesuit mission at Spinkhill in Eckington.

At his death in 1929 Sir John Plowright Houfton was described as 'a great public man' with a 'long and distinguished association with the Bolsover

Brass bands often became the heart of a community's social life alongside sport (primarily football and cricket).