Imber The ‘ghost village’ of Imber lies in the middle of Salisbury Plain. The villagers were required to leave in 1943 so the village could be used to train troops for the D-Day landings. The military kept the village after WWII ended, and it is open to visitors for 6 weeks each year. Go to… Read More


St William's College In 1457 Henry VI granted York Minster a license to establish a college of chantry priests here, in the lee of the Minster church. The foundation was delayed by the turmoil of the Wars of the Roses, but in 1461 Edward IV confirmed the grant, and a college of 23 fellows was… Read More


Upper Slaughter Upper Slaughter is an undiscovered gem of a village, overlooked by the hordes that descend upon nearby Bourton on the Water. A quiet stream flows through the village centre, past houses of honey-coloured Cotswold stone. Upper Slaughter manor is now a prstigious hotel. Go to Source Author:… Read More


Trunch A very attractive village near the north Norfolk coast, Trunch has a small village green, a friendly 16th century pub, and a wonderful 15th century church dedicated to St Botolph. The most interesting part of the church is its magnificent carved font canopy, one of only four such canopies in all of England. Go… Read More


Thurgarton, All Saints Church “At Thurgarton Church the sun burns the winter clouds over the gaunt Danish stone and thatched reeds that cover the barest chapel I know”. So write Norfolk poet George Baker. Baker’s description was coloured by his emotions, as the poem was writen in memory of his deceased father, but there is… Read More