Category Archives: Hanover House

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A Dam’ Heroic Venture

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsThe 70th anniversary of the Bomber Command raid on the German dams, Eder, Möhne and Sorpe in 1943 has just passed.  The details of the raid have been recounted endlessly during the last week or so, accompanied by documentaries … Continue reading

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Alice in Cheltenham

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsCharles  Lutwidge Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll, author of the world-renowned children’s stories ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’, was a regular visitor to Cheltenham while the parents of his friend and acquaintance the Very Revd Henry … Continue reading

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Bulldog Drummond and the Cheltenham Circle

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsEvents and occurrences can be circular in character and sometimes a chain of coincidences brings a chain back to its source.  One such happened recently connecting the post First World War British adventure hero, the dashing ex-Army Captain ‘Bulldog’ … Continue reading

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One for the Birds

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics Mila Judge-Furstova, an excellent resident artist in Cheltenham, who was the artist in residence at the Cheltenham Ladies’ College (CLC) for some years and is a friend of daughter Rachael’s, is launching a new etching. We have admired … Continue reading

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The Falkland’s ‘Newspaper’ War

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsIt would be amusing if it were not so sad in the modern world that grown-up nations have to revert to tit-for-tat spats in their respective national presses to make serious points, that could potentially affect a lot of people’s … Continue reading

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Gunning for Trouble!

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsI have recently been reading some excellent fact and fiction on the American War of Independence – or the Rebellion of the British Colonies or the War of Liberation, depending on your personal viewpoint.  Consequently some important points concerning … Continue reading

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Hanover House’s Winter Newsletter

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsWe have decided to publish and distribute to many of our original visitors, a newsletter, circulated electronically, which might just keep friends up to date and encourage some to come back to the delights of Cheltenham. Vol 1 December 2012 … Continue reading

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Thought-Annoys Complaint

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsSorry about the title – a pun based on ‘Portnoy’s Complaint’, the well-known novel by the American Philip Roth on the subject of excessive sexuality – which doesn’t apply to the subject of this blog fortunately…  The only connection … Continue reading

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The Cheltenham Connection

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsA couple of things have appeared in various newspapers and periodicals which struck a chord with me, and although at first glance there appears to be absolutely nothing in common between them, on reflection, there was. The two subjects … Continue reading

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Periodical and Paper Promotions

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsBack in the news(paper(s)) after a bit of a break, Hanover House B&B ( www.hanoverhouse.org ) features at the moment as part of a promotion of Alastair Sawdays with The Times where 50 of the top B&Bs featured by … Continue reading

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