Author Archives: Jeff Lawrence

About Jeff Lawrence

Hi, My name is Jeff Lawrence and I'm a writer, photographer and Boro fan from north-east England who has an interest in football history, in particular that relating to Dutch (thanks to eight years living in the Netherlands) and Peruvian (thanks to a wife from Peru) football. Another interest is how English managers and players played their part in the development of football overseas, particularly in the early part of the 20th century.

A walk along the River Tees from Winston to Piercebridge and back again.

Stage 1 – Winston to Gainford This 12.5 mile (20km) circular walk initially follows the long distance footpath the Teesdale Way from Winston to Piercebridge and back to Winston. The walk started in the village of Winston, just off the … Continue reading

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A History of the Peruvian Guano Industry

Introduction For almost 600 years, ever since the Spanish invaded in 1528, Peru has been associated with golden Incan treasures or jungle-clad ruins. It is also the home of the potato, one of the most popular and widely-used vegetables in … Continue reading

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England and Peru – A footballing history

Introduction In their 142 year history the England national football team have had a number of famous matches against South American opposition, most notably in World Cup finals games. In 1966 they drew 0-0 against Uruguay in their opening match … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Dangerous Roads – Peru

The last episode in the BBC series “The Worlds Most Dangerous Roads” featured the TV presenter and “adventurer” Ben Fogle and the comedian Hugh Dennis travelling from the town of Concepcion in the Central Peruvian Andes through the jungle to … Continue reading

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Machu Picchu 2011 – A Centenary?

Hiram Bingham’s “Discovery” of Machu Picchu On 23rd July 1911 the American explorer Hiram Bingham, whilst searching for the “Lost Inca City” of Vilcambamba, entered the plain of Mandor Pampa in the Urubamba river valley and decided to stop and … Continue reading

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A Panorama Special – Eston Hills

I currently live right at the bottom of Eston Hills and often go walking or biking up there with my camera. From the top of the cliff next to the Nab a great view across Middlesbrough and its surroundings can … Continue reading

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Flatts Lane Country Park

This walk takes place in the Flatts Lane Country Park which comprises around 26.5 acres of hilly woodland, farmland and moorland between the villages of Normanby, Ormesby and Nunthorpe on the southern edge of Middlesbrough. The site has a long … Continue reading

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22nd August – Hackfall Wood

Hackfall Wood is located just outside the small village of Grewelthorpe, between Masham and Ripon, in the district of Nidderdale. In 1731 John Aislabie, member of parliament for Ripon and notable for his involvement in the South Sea Bubble financial scandal in the … Continue reading

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