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News for my loyal reader – the ‘Britain’s calendar’ page on A Bit About Britain, which previously listed holidays and annual events, has been massively overhauled and updated. That page now focuses on public holidays, with all that information contained in one simple infographic. The events information has been greatly expanded and moved to four new pages, one for each season – Spring in Britain, Summer in Britain, Autumn in Britain and Winter in Britain.
Of course, the sharper-minded admirer will point out that almost everything in Britain has been cancelled for the foreseeable future. So the timing of this improvement might suggest a degree of misjudgement on my part. However, the update (a major undertaking, incidentally) was well underway when the Corona Crisis struck. On the basis that “I’ve started so I’ll finish”, it was picked up and dusted down a week or so ago and completed today. It now awaits you, the avid traveller and gadabout, ready for when the old country bursts back into life. As it will.
When it does, you’ll see that the information provided to see what’s on for each season includes links to appropriate websites. This means you can obtain the latest details, check availability, buy tickets – and so on – all from the comfort of your own bath-chair and without having to track websites down for yourself. Most of the major happenings have been included but, alas, Little Moaning’s annual fish slapping and wellie dressing festival had to be dropped from the list.
With astounding logic, Britain’s calendar is on the drop-down menu under ‘Britain’ and the seasonal information pages (equally logically) appear after that. So, if you want to know what’s happening in Britain, and when, it’s another wickedly wonderful source to consult, every time, all year round. Do tell every single one of your friends.