Monthly Archives: July 2009

Ashbourne House – Quintessentially English

22nd
Jul 09
I have just spent the most delightful day at a spectacular private 85 acre estate in East Sussex. Situated near Battle and set amidst rolling hills the Ashbourne Estate really did take my breath away and is one of those ‘best kept secrets’ that I am simply dying to tell you all about! This venue READ MORE
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Daddy long legs – a short lived Victorian curiosity

21st
Jul 09
This amazing structure ran for barely one week before storms put it out of action. Magnus Volks picked up the bill and had it repaired, it was soon up and running again.
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The daddy long legs train that ran from Rottingdean to Brighton on the sea bed!

21st
Jul 09
Those crazy victorians! Brighton has always enjoyed an eccentric reputation, a real holiday atmosphere. This railway by Magnus Volk is just one very good example! You can still see the remenants of concrete footings if you walk out along black rock beach at low tide. This marvelously mad peice of engineering ran on electricity, provided READ MORE
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