The poppy - vibrant symbol of sacrifice

The poppy - vibrant symbol of sacrifice

Before the advent of intensive farming and the use of herbicides, the brilliant scarlet poppy was a common sight growing amongst Britain's corn fields. Its tissue paper bright red flowers were a striking contrast to the golden corn in high summer. In the twentieth century, it became a symbol of bloodshed on the World War One battlefields.

Edward Bawden - influential mid-century designer and illustrator

Edward Bawden - influential mid-century designer and illustrator

Edward Bawden was a 20th-century English painter, illustrator and graphic artist, known for his prolific output of distinctive prints, book covers, illustrations, and posters. He was particularly known for his linocut prints - often illustrating London scenes.

The Norfolk & Suffolk Broads - picturesque waterways

The Norfolk & Suffolk Broads - picturesque waterways

The Norfolk & Suffolk Broads are an area of slow-moving rivers, fens, marshes and waterlogged woodland in the eastern parts of the counties. More than 125 miles of navigable lock-free waterways provide famous boating holiday destination, studded with charming towns and villages.

Captain Cook - one of Britain's greatest explorers

Captain Cook - one of Britain's greatest explorers

Captain James Cook was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the British Royal Navy, famous for his three voyages between 1768 and 1779 across the uncharted Pacific, in which he is credited with the 'discovery' of both Australia and New Zealand.

The Clootie Well - a pagan tradition lives on in Scotland

The Clootie Well - a pagan tradition lives on in Scotland

A strange sight greets motorists driving on the A832 north of Inverness - bits of cloth and clothing hanging off the trees and bushes on the south side of the road. This is the Clootie Well, the residue of a Scottish pagan ritual.

The Old Man of Storr - the sleeping giant of Skye

The Old Man of Storr - the sleeping giant of Skye

A beautiful rock formation on the Isle of Skye on Scotland's west coast, the Old Man of Storr is said to be the graveyard of a giant. This intriguing outcrop, set in a stunning landscape, has featured in a number of paintings, and as a backdrop in many films.

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