Country Life

Country Life 16-Jun-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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woodie woodbine

‘While you've a lucifer to light your fag, smile boys, that's the style.' So ran a line in the First World War song Pack up Your Troubles-the fag concerned was the Wild Woodbine, the cheap, unfiltered cigarette that brought consolation to the troops. One of the most memorable characters in that conflict was a chain-smoking padre, the Revd Geoffrey Stoddert Kennedy, who carried a haversack of paper five-packs that he distributed when he joined the men huddled in the trenches, where he was known as Woodbine Willy. A genuine hero, he won the MC crawling under fire to administer to the dead and dying on the Messines Ridge in June 1917. The Wills brand did the morale boosting in the Second World War, and, in civvy street, launched many a lad…

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bathtime beauties

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pack your bags

NO other spot brings me sweeter memories,’ remarked Auden about the Lord Crewe Arms. Ninety years later, the beauty of this historic bolthole, on the Northumberland/Co Durham border, hasn’t changed. In the village of Blanchland, the 12th-century building was originally a guest house for Blanchland Abbey. Today, the Calcot Collection runs the show and the company’s clever touches—as seen in Barnsley House—shine through. A roaring fire greeted me, with a dog napping under a table and candles in front of mullioned windows. Exposed stone walls, flagstone floors and beams sit alongside contemporary elements, such as neat leather armchairs and neutral paint colours. The 21 rooms are spread across the main house, a row of old miners’ cottages and the old pub across the street. Some have wood stoves, others a roll-top…

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the way we were

1933 Unpublished A science class at Winchester College, Hampshire. This is one of two photographs of the scene; the other shows the class with their heads down writing. In neither case are the boys watching the photographer, which suggests an impressive level of concentration. The teacher is invisible. On the back wall is a chart of the range of electromagnetic waves The Country Life Picture Library contains 120 years' worth of photography and articles from the world's leading architectural and gardens experts. We are delighted to note that works are again available to license or purchase in print form, from £35 plus VAT. Please email enquiries to…

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little wings fluttering

THE population of the threatened, orange-and-brown Duke of Burgundy butterfly has received a boost from the discovery of a new colony on Dorset farmland, attributed to a farmer’s efforts to improve biodiversity. Dr Martin Warren of Butterfly Conservation was strolling during lock-down on a path on a 60-acre chalk downland hill, part of John Hiscock’s organic dairy farm, when he happened upon what could be the largest Duke of Burgundy colony in the UK. The species is down 84% since the 1970s and, now, most colonies are in central southern England, with a few in the North. Mr Hiscock—who supplies the Duchy brand at Waitrose, which insists its UK dairy farmers devote 10% of their land to biodiversity and habitat management—recently benefited from Defra’s Countryside Stewardship scheme, allowing him to reintroduce cattle.…

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planting a memory

Earlier this year, Harkness Roses bred and launched a rose to commemorate the Duke's death and, last week, when he would have turned 100, it was revealed that The Queen already has a Duke of Edinburgh Rose (left) planted in the gardens at Windsor Castle, a gift from RHS president Keith Weed. Double flowered and deep pink with white markings, for every Duke of Edinburgh Rose sold, £2.50 goes to The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Living Legacy Fund, which seeks to raise enough money so that a million young people can take part in the award scheme that was founded by the Duke in 1956.…