“The Meon Valley Railway – friendly, pleasurable, beautiful”

Today, I'm reposting a blog I wrote for the History Girls a few months ago. This blog follows on from the one I posted here last month about the literary and historical associations of the route of the long defunct Meon Valley Railway. Today, I am relating a little more about the railway itself, and the …

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“A lovely country, rich in literary and historical associations”

For today’s blog, I am reposting a piece I wrote for The History Girls blog back in September 2018. I have already written about the long defunct Meon Valley Railway (MVR), a feature of this lovely part of Hampshire that is often part of my daily walk, together with the River Meon itself and the remnants of …

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Σηκωματα, mensa ponderaria, mesures à grains…

This piece was first posted on The History Girls blog in August 2018. For today’s post, I thought I would again write about something different from my usual histories of the Meon Valley. We spend some time every year – and have done for the past thirty or so years – in south-east France, in the …

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