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A Day In The Midlands

By: Phil Tenser
By: Phil Tenser

Every year when I go to England my friends the Locke family put me up in the Midlands, where I lived for a few years as a child.

I left London for a day to go to the Midlands where I lived for a few years as a child.   My friends the Locke family put me up every year I come to England and I return the favor when they come to the U.S. 

The small village where my family lived for a few years when I was a child is called Thorpe Mandeville.   Its history goes back to the Doomsday Book and the population has held steady at just over 200 people for several centuries.  There is a 13th century church in the village, but no shops or stores. The only business is the village pub!   It's called The Three Conies.  Conies, by the way, are rabbits. I didn't go to The Conies much when we lived here, we left when I was 12.  Now when I go back I do try to stop in, just as other travelers have been doing since the first part of the Three Conies was built.   That was in 1622!

We'll talk again soon.

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