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Posted By: GUEST,Lizzie Cornish
10-Feb-10 - 08:55 AM
Thread Name: Show Of Hands - over the top?-Arrogance, Ignorance
Subject: RE: Show Of Hands - over the top?-Arrogance, Ignorance
Thanks Emma, I'd forgotten the link on that thread that went to the BBC board...and here, from that thread..

>>by theleveller (U3050883) , Sep 20, 2006

Hi Lizzie

I do agree with you that The Albion Chronicles is a wonderful site, although I haven't had time to fully explore it, and thank you for bringing it to our attention.

The point I was making was that this celebration of England is not a new phenomenon. You can trace it back through the 40's with H V Morton's book 'In Search of England' and the sequel 'I Saw Two Englands', through the fantastic Batsford books of the 20's and 30's with authors such as H E Bates, to the turn of the century with the Highways and Byways series.

I suppose there has been a revival more recently, largely thanks to visionary campaigners like Roger Deakin, and it's fantastic that this is all being brought together in Albion Chronicles. How many more pieces could you think of that could be included? My list is practically endless. <<<

There was some lovely discussion about the sites on there..

Yes, Sam would have put Folk Against Facism on there, he used to watch Mudcat all the time, so he'd know about it. No big deal.