September 2010

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The Barbour Bedale

September 24, 2010

They’re not flashy and are unlikely to turn women’s heads, but Barbour wax jackets’ popularity among the upper classes helped to make them the unlikeliest of status symbols. Today Barbour has, thankfully, lost much of its ‘Sloane Ranger’ connotations. While rarely at the height of fashion, their products have remained popular thanks largely to their […]

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Percy Fawcett (1867 – Unknown)

September 2, 2010

Percival Harrison Fawcett was a British explorer, surveyor, solider and mapmaker. He was born in Torquay to a father who was both a seasoned traveller and fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. After serving with the Royal Artillery in Ceylon (modern-day Sri Lanka), Fawcett studied mapmaking and surveying at the Royal Geographical Society, developing skills […]

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