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I'm just gonna pick up on 2 words from that post and subvert briefly... ;)

Savernake Forest

Have you seen the name of Radiohead's latest album?

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The King of Limbs. This little fella -[...]on%20pics/savernakeforest3.jpg

Being an OF I didn't know about this, although I do know that Pete Docherty has for over a year lived in a rented house near Tottenham House (but only because it was in the paper). It is quite interesting how this place, with Henry VIII having held (one of) his wedding breakfast(s) nearby, with Stanley Baldwin having attended school in Tottenham House when it housed Hawtreys Prep, and of course having been given the treatment by Capability Brown; takes on a modern identity that can overshadow other histories for those to whom the modern existence has more relevance.
Local distinction - marvelous stuff!

Blimey - forgot Phil Harding growing up nearby, Oxenwood I think!

"The only Forest in Britain still in private hands" Didn't know that.

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Posted by jackyboy
25th February 2011ce

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