Review of Fittleworth by Pete on March 28th, 2006
The famous composer, Elgar, lived at pleasant Fittleworth, and the almost equally well known, Swan Inn, is to be found here (c.1367). Fittleworth Church is ancient, though restored in Victorian times, as so many were. The village seems romantically caught in an earlier age, and sits beside the beautiful winding country lane that no doubt its ancient villagers knew so well.
The function of posterity is to look after itself. - Dylan Thomas
On this day:
The Battle of Basing - 0871, 1st British Colonists reach New Zealand - 1840, Spanish Steamer Sinks SS Northfleet - 1873, Battle of Isandlwana - 1879, Queen Victoria dies - 1901, Ramsay MacDonald becomes Britain's 1st Labour PM - 1924, BBC Broadcasts 1st live Football Commentary - 1927, Public Sector Strike Begins - 1979, Space Invaders Hit UK - 1979
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