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War and Peace Revival

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Panzer Tanks look much more authentic in rivers of mud. The weather had turned dramatically in late July, from the hottest day on record to weather that felt more like 1942 by the fifth and last day of the War and Peace Revival. Visitors to the Hop Farm, Kent were greeted by rivers of mud as soon as they stepped out of their cars, the continuing rain joining in with the efforts of all the displays to create the atmosphere of wartime Britain. Entrance to the main site is via the fictional village of Trentham, where the Home Front has…

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Britches & Hoes

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With all this talk of “Austerity Britain” and the economic situation making a trip to Tesco seem as expensive and unappealing as a visit to Dubai, it is only natural that we should return to the notion of “growing our own”. Allotments, once the preserve of gentle old men with turnips dropping out of their trousers, are now littered with healthy young folk in need of sustainable sustenance. But the eternal dilemma remains: what to wear when tilling the soil? Land Girl kit would seem the obvious choice, with its combination of a stylish yet durable outfit that can withstand…

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