Binsted Woods, in West Sussex, are under threat. The highways Agency propose driving a new A27 Arundel bypass through them destroying ancient woodland, neolithic earthworks and long established track-ways from Saxon times. Julia and I visit the part of the woodland earmarked for tarmac and chat to Emma Tristram about the impending horror that will […]

Exploring Monmouth Bridge (Monnow Bridge – Wales)

Monnow Bridge in Monmouth, Wales, is the only remaining fortified river bridge in Great Britain with its gate tower standing on the bridge. Such bridge towers were common across Europe from medieval times, but many were destroyed due to urban expansion, diminishing defensive requirements and the increasing demands of traffic and trade. The historical and […]