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31 May 12

theoddmentemporium:

Puzzlewood is an ancient woodland site, near Coleford in the Forest of DeanGloucestershireEngland. The site, covering 14 acres, shows evidence of open cast iron ore mining dating from the Roman period, and possibly earlier.

In 1848 some workmen, after moving a block of stone in the woods, found a small cavity in the rocks. In this cavity, hidden away, were three earthenware jars containing over 3,000 Roman coins. No-one knows why the coins were hidden away in the cliff face nor by whom.

J. R. R. Tolkien, a frequent visitor to the Forest of Dean, may have visited Puzzlewood, and many believe Puzzlewood was the inspiration for the fabled forests of Middle-earth, such as the Old ForestMirkwoodFangorn or Lothlórien contained within The Lord of the RingsJ.K Rowling is also said to have visited Puzzlewood, and it may have been this that influenced her idea of The Forbidden Forest in the Harry Potter books.

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Tags: england
6 April 12
Posted: 8:40 AM
28 March 12
A little bit of candy to take home with me. Not sure I got enough…

A little bit of candy to take home with me. Not sure I got enough…

21 March 12
The Boston Stump

This is one of the most prominent land marks in the area. When I saw it on the horizon I decided I was going to Boston. I have fond memories of climbing to the top of this thing with my family when I was little. I love Boston.

The Boston Stump

This is one of the most prominent land marks in the area. When I saw it on the horizon I decided I was going to Boston. I have fond memories of climbing to the top of this thing with my family when I was little. I love Boston.

28 December 09
My Mum has been sending me pictures from England and I am soooo jealous I’m not there too

My Mum has been sending me pictures from England and I am soooo jealous I’m not there too

6 October 09
dashedlines:

Map of the Week: Cheese (via BBC)

My mum grew up near White Stilton. This map is making me hungry…

dashedlines:

Map of the Week: Cheese (via BBC)

My mum grew up near White Stilton. This map is making me hungry…

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8 July 08
England 2007

England 2007

Posted: 2:27 PM
Outside of Parliament - 2003

Outside of Parliament - 2003

Posted: 2:21 PM
Me, Caitlin & Megan. England ‘03

Me, Caitlin & Megan. England ‘03

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh