Places are anthropogenic creations called into being by the meeting of humans and their environment. They are prominent among our contributions to our times and our space. … Place-making is a signal of our species. We make good one and bad ones, and plenty of neither-here-nor-there ones. Good, bad or indifferent, they operate on all their constituents.

Tim Dee Ground Work (Jonathan Cape, London) 2018

Away, Featured, Legacy, Lives

The break in the chain

Meat used to be a matter of confidence and pride. Every market town held its own local fat stock show and sale in the weeks before Christmas, where farmers would compete to present the best-finished beef animal and butchers would vie to outbid each other to secure the champion beast and the honour of offering its meat […]

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Featured, Lives

To market, to market …

In rural areas in the nineteenth century, where no other transport links existed and where most local people could not have afforded them anyway, carriers’ carts provided a vital and inexpensive there-and-back-again service between villages and towns, bearing passengers, goods and errands to market and home once more.

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