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Spring sowing and planting

April 30 2016

Sunny days are arriving so now we can get down to some serious sowing and planting on the vegetable patch. A lot of plants have been ready to plant, but it was necessary to wait till the soil had warmed up as cold north winds continue to dominate our spring weather.

Collectors' Corner

Medallions – Moments in history

April 30 2016

You may have seen Charles II medallions on the Antiques Roadshow a couple of Sundays ago. They were rare survivors; not so much as regards value, but in their venerable age, scarcity – and tendency to be eclipsed by those Premier League players of collectables; coins and military medals.

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