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.
Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent with the laws of nature - Michael Faraday
On this day:
Great London Tornado - 1091, Battle of Fornham - 1173, Battle of Neville Cross - 1346, Regicides Executed - 1660, London Beer Flood - 1814, 1st Professional Golf Tournament - 1860, First Motoring Offences in Britain - 1895, First Full-Scale British Air-raid - 1917, World’s First Fully Commercial Nuclear Power Plant Opened - 1956, Hatfield Rail Crash - 2000
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