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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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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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