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18 hours ago

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Despite a very grey day, its still lovely here 😊

2 days ago

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#WorldChocolateDay

Many chocolate lovers will have a reason to satisfy their sweet cravings today because it’s #WorldChocolateDay

Unfortunately I'm allegic to chocolate 😟 What weird things are you allergic to?
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#WorldChocolateDay

Many chocolate lovers will have a reason to satisfy their sweet cravings today because it’s #WorldChocolateDay

Unfortunately Im allegic to chocolate 😟 What weird things are you allergic to?

Comment on Facebook #WorldChocolateDay ...

OMG I've gone all day not knowing it was world chocolate day - best I catch up!!!

3 days ago

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If you're off to Alton Towers don't forget your mask 😷😄Escaping to the Alton Towers Resort this week? Please be aware that guests over the age of six are required to wear a face mask on select rides and attractions. Thank you for your cooperation as we help to keep you safe during your escape 🎢

For more info please visit our website: www.altontowers.com/plan-your-visit/coronavirus/
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If youre off to Alton Towers dont forget your mask 😷😄
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Fantasy Wire Fairies – Wish Maker

Those of you who've stayed with us already will probably have noticed the beautiful sculpture that greets you, on your way to reception. What you won't have seen, of course, is how she's actually made. During lockdown, thanks to COVID-19 we've spent a lot of time...

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Cycling The Manifold Valley
Cycling The Manifold Valley

The beautiful Manifold Valley lies just over 10 minutes from The Laurels. If you’re into geology, it was formed about 325 million years ago by the erosive effects of water on the Carboniferous Limestone plateau, when Britain lay close to the Equator. If you’re not –...

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Kingfishers and the Caldon Canal
Kingfishers and the Caldon Canal

This sounds like a bit of a QI question, but did you know Kingfisher feathers are actually brown in colour and not blue? Their vivid colour is actually iridescence, not pigment – the pigment is brown. Interference between different wavelengths of light reflected from...

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Alton Towers Roller Coaster Restaurant Review
Alton Towers Roller Coaster Restaurant Review

Dining With a Twist You may well have been unfortunate enough to see the odd (in many ways) video of people trying to eat and drink on a roller coaster, or the Big Dipper as us oldies used to call it. These things rarely, if ever ended well, usually resulting in the...

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A History of Oakamoor & The Churnet Valley
A History of Oakamoor & The Churnet Valley

ARCHAEOLOGICAL INTEREST AND EARLY DEVELOPMENT The Churnet Valley has a long history of industrialisation and exploitation of local minerals. Local supplies of iron ore (mined from the area to the north-west of Oakamoor), charcoal (from the immediate wooded hills and...

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Why is There Money in Trees in Dovedale?
Why is There Money in Trees in Dovedale?

Money, they say, doesn't grow on trees.  I have to tell you, that it most certainly does. Well, around here it does anyway. Before you all jump in your cars and descend on our green and pleasant bit of the country, let us explain. The money, in this case, coins, are...

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