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What does 'Hove Actually' actually mean?

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You might ask where exactly does the term "Hove, actually" come from? It often heard in Hove and by people of Hove and is a great source of amusement, with, perhaps a little bit of snobbery mixed in. I first came down to Hove in 1993, when my best friend moved down there from Aberdeen (yes, that was quite a move, actually!). It was a gorgeous summer and we would often take the open top bus onto the (grassed) Hove sea front and wander along the painted beach huts to look at the view. Once in a while we would...

What does 'Hove Actually' actually mean?

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Ten cool urban photo greeting cards in Southwark

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Ten cool urban photo greeting cards in Southwark

One of my favourite things to do in Southwark in London is to wander the streets looking at the old Victorian warehouses. In doing so I take awesome photos to turn into greeting cards. Billington Pix has a great selection of blank urban greeting cards that are based mostly around the Southwark area. These unique photographic cards are superbly captured and can be used for any occasion. Here are 10 urban greeting cards that we know you will love.

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Six Dickens-inspired streets of Southwark

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This is a list of free things to do in Southwark if you fancy a change. In dedication to Mr Dickens, a number of streets in the Southwark area are named after characters in his works. There are also two parks linked to him. These streets are quite close to each other and you can visit them to take the mandatory selfie beside the street signs. 

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Social history of Manchester - a personal perspective

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Social history of Manchester - a personal perspective

It's the decisions made by monarchs and prime ministers that can impact the lives of local people. Just like the decisions made by Boris Johnson with regards to Covid-19 can have a huge effect on all our lives in the UK. Tempted as I am, I won't comment on that!

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Top 5 Free and Weird Places to Visit in Southwark

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Here is a list of things to do in Southwork that are free and weird! With many places still closed it is hard to find things to do safely whilst getting a bit of exercise. Well here are five special places that are free and that you can visit on foot all at the same time as they are within walking distance of each other.

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