Country Life 11-Aug-2021

Published by TI Media Limited Country Life, the quintessential English magazine, is undoubtedly one of the biggest and instantly recognisable brands in the UK today. It has a unique core mix of contemporary country-related editorial and top end property advertising. Editorially, the magazine comments in-depth on a wide variety of subjects, such as architecture, the arts, gardens and gardening, travel, the countryside, field-sports and wildlife. With renowned columnists and superb photography Country Life delivers the very best of British life every week.

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2 min.
sense and sentience

So always remember your terriers, Protect them from wet and from cold, For the love of a tyke for his master, Can never be measured in gold. The Terrier Song OUR writers this week are much preoccupied with their dogs, their dependence on them and the pleasure derived from their loyal company. Jonathan Young writes (page 40) of the ‘soul-lifting beauty’ of the pointer or setter as it floats over heather, alert and exhilarated. Carla Carlisle (page 36) and Jonathan Self (page 118) tell of the grief of old age, final decisions and irreplaceability. As the Animal Sentience Bill makes its creaky, bureaucratic way through Parliament, a place where frighteningly few seem to have much common sense about animals, this week heralds an autumn of field sports, when the dog, the hound and…

1 min.
strikes and secrets

This is the only major industry in Britain ‘that throughout its history has been conducted in a language other than English,' according to Dr Gwyn ‘Hide them in caves and cellars, but not one picture shall leave this island.’ Churchill’s protection plan for National Gallery treasures in case of German invasion led to some works being kept deep within the Manod Quarry in Blaenau Ffestiniog. Meanwhile, Glyn Rhonwy quarry was a secret munitions store Then the largest slate quarry in the world at 2,800 strong, Penrhyn Quarry was also the site of one of the longest workers' strikes-three years from November 22, 1900 The Rev W. Awdry’s beloved Thomas the Tank Engine was inspired by the Talyllyn Railway (for which he was a volunteer), built to carry slate between Tywyn and the village…

4 min.
town & country

One in, one out AMID controversy over the loss of Liverpool’s UNESCO status, there’s much to celebrate in the designation of Britain’s new World Heritage Site (our 32nd, again)—the sprawling slate-mined landscape of Gwynedd in north Wales. Its jagged, carved-up mountains are a violent, but beautiful, symbol of a former industrial prowess, in an area that quite literally ‘roofed the 19th-century world’. Slate has been quarried in Gwynedd for 1,800 years, but its heyday was between 1780 and 1940; by the end of the Victorian era, a third of all roofing slate worldwide had its origins here, with Welsh slate everywhere from Westminster Hall to the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne and, at one point, half the buildings in New York. To produce some 485,000 tons of slate a year, the might…

1 min.
good week for

Bridging the gap Striatus, Venice's newest footbridge at 52ft long, has been built by a robotic 3D printer and is formed of a new type of concrete ink-a process that could cut the environmental impact of construction Hedgerows The Government has granted £81,561 to a GWCT scheme to develop a Hedgerow Carbon Code, which will provide guidance and potentially unlock £60m in income for farmers Tomorrow’s gardens The RHS reports a 58% increase in applicants for apprenticeships this year, the highest in decades; demand for skilled workers is set to rise in the growing horticulture sector, currently worth an annual £24bn to the UK economy Soggy Yorkshires The UK's first ever Yorkshire pudding race took place earlier this month; 250 Aunt Bessie's were released into the River Wharfe and the winner received a year's worth of puddings,…

2 min.
looking good on paper

HISTORIC costumes and accessories ingeniously handcrafted from paper and thread form a new exhibition at Firle Place, East Sussex —‘The Regency Wardrobe’, open from the end of this month. Paper textile artist Stephanie Smart’s impressive fusion of fashion and craft includes dresses, shoes, fans, jackets (below) and bonnets, created using the ancient art of paper quilling or filigree, plus rolling and shaping to mimic lace and embroidery. ‘I love working with paper because you can collage and pull bits out and sew other bits in. My degree was in decorative arts and I have worked in multimedia, but have no training in fashion, textiles or pattern cutting and I’ve never made a fabric garment,’ explains Miss Smart, who started her fine-art studio The House of Embroidered Paper in 2017 ( spent…

1 min.
share the view with sheep

A RARE opportunity to roam the gardens at Glyndebourne, West Sussex, arises next month, as the public is invited into the 12-acre estate (with a picnic if they choose) to stroll around the lake and admire sculpture by the likes of Nic Fiddian-Green, Henry Moore, Antony Gormley and Halima Cassell. The gallery will show historic photographs by Ilse Bing, the shop and restaurant will be open and two short documentary films reveal Glyndebourne in the 1950s and 1990s (when the opera house was built). Vita Sackville-West described this beautiful place best: ‘The graciousness of civilisation here surely touches a peak where the arts of music, architecture and gardening combine.’ Tickets cost £10 for adults, £5 for children; September 4 and 5, 11am to 4pm (…