Maidstone lies on the banks of the River Medway in South East England. It’s the largest settlement in Kent, where it serves as the county town. It lies 32 miles (52 km) south-east of the centre of London and 8 […]
Margate is a town and seaside resort in north-east Kent on the south coast of England. Situated on Kent’s north coast, the town lies approximately 16 miles north-east of Canterbury and 4 miles north of Ramsgate. […]
Ramsgate is a seaside resort in East Kent on the south coast of England. Situated on the English Channel, the town lies approximately 15 miles north-east of Canterbury and 15 miles north of Dover. For may years, […]
Folkestone is a Kent port town situated on the English Channel, on the south-east England coast. The town lies on the southern edge of the Kent Downs, about 8 miles (13 km) south-west of Dover and 19 miles (30 km) […]
Dover is a Port town and major ferry point in Kent, South East England. It faces the French port of Calais across the Strait of Dover, which at a distance of 21 miles (33 km) is narrowest part of the English […]
Grantham is a market town and industrial centre in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, East England. It lies on the River Witham, some 23 miles (37 km) south of the county town, Lincoln, and 22 miles (35 […]
How much do you know about Kirkby Stephen?
Kirkby Stephen is a quiet, small market town and civil parish in the Eden District of Cumbria. However, it is has a long and perhaps somewhat surprising history. So how […]
How much do you know about Longtown?
How much do you know about the small but historic border town of Longtown? Test your knowledge on one of England’s most northerly towns by taking the Longtown town quiz? And, […]
Louth is a market town and civil parish in the East Lindsey district on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds on the banks of the River Lud, lying 15 miles (24 km) south of Grimsby and 12 miles (19 km) west of […]
Is it an Antelope, a Deer or a Goat?
Here’s a fun multi-choice quiz on animal name recognition. From the name, can you decide whether the animal is an antelope, a deer or a goat? Quite a difficult quiz but you […]
Wild Cats – Asia, Africa or The Americas?
There are 36 species of wild cats that live throughout the world, which mostly live in either Asia, Africa or The Americas. While many of us know from which […]
What do you know of Royal Navy ships?
As an island nation, the sea has always been of the greatest importance to the United Kingdom. The history of the country is indelibly linked to that of the Royal Navy. From […]
Highwaymen – what do you know?
In Britain, they were known as highwaymen, and, in Ireland, sometimes as Rapparees, and elsewhere as land-pirates, mail-coach robbers, stagecoach robbers, road agents, or […]
Mablethorpe is a seaside town and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It lies on the east coast of England facing the North Sea, 28 miles (45 km) south of Grimsby and 17 miles (27 […]
Boston is a port and market town in Lincolnshire, situated close to ‘The Wash’ on the east coast of England. The town stands on the north bank of the River Haven and east of the River Witham, some 28 miles (44 km) […]
Skegness is a town, quintessential seaside resort and civil parish on the Lincolnshire coast. The town is situated on the east coast of England facing the North Sea, about 5 miles north of the mouth of ‘The Wash’. […]
Cleethorpes is a town and seaside resort, which along with Grimsby, forms the North East Lincolnshire conurbation. The town is situated on the east coast of England, just south of the Humber Estuary. It’s about 3 […]
A Very Basic Theory of Everything
Life on Earth
My interest in cosmology started in 1974 when I was a young signalman in the Royal Navy. This resulted in me spending many endless nights on the flag deck of […]
Grimsby, properly known as Great Grimsby, is a town, seaport and unitary authority, which along with Cleethorpes, forms the North Lincolnshire conurbation. The town is situated on the east coast of England, just […]
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