Month: June 2023

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River name meanings

25th June 2023 by Mark Knight

This article focusses on the name meanings of the River Trent tributaries in the TTTV project area. (Main image: the River Dove east of Uttoxeter, photo courtesy Mark Knight 2023) Language is a mutable and changeable thing, our dialect and syntax changes over long periods of time and we are constantly inventing new words or […]

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The pillboxes of Stop Line No. 5

24th June 2023 by Mark Knight

Figure 1.  Type 24 pillbox on the River Tame.  Photo credit: Jenny France 2023 In June 1940 the British Expeditionary Force evacuated from Dunkirk and the threat of a German invasion of Britain seemed imminent.  To counter this threat, the War Office devised a series of Stop Lines, ‘hardened field defences’ that were intended to […]

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