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Sheffield Park, Sussex, England
Amateur photographer Ben Andrew took this photograph of a deer grazing at sunrise in Richmond Park, Surrey. Ben, 29, from Hitchin, Hertfordshire who arrived at the park in the early hours while it was still dark said ‘I watched this Deer trot across my camera viewfinder hoping it would stop in front of the large tree, luckily it did and I got the shot! Picture: Ben Andrew/Solent News & Photo Agency
A snuff box from the 1860s in the shape of a shoe. Snuff (powdered tobacco which was inhaled through the nose) was popular in Britain from the 18th century onwards and was available in a wide variety of consistencies and flavourings such as floral and spiced. In the 19th century taking snuff was particularly fashionable amongst certain professionals who could not be seen to smoke, such as doctors, lawyers, judges and clergymen. Decorative snuff boxes were placed on the table at social gatherings so they could be easily passed around to guests. Many ornaments and gifts were made in the shape of shoes as they were associated with good luck.
Puzzlewood is an ancient woodland site, near Coleford in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England. The site, covering 14 acres, shows evidence of open cast iron ore mining dating from the Roman period, and possibly earlier.
In 1848 some workmen, after moving a block of stone in the woods, found a small cavity in the rocks. In this cavity, hidden away, were three earthenware jars containing over 3,000 Roman coins. No-one knows why the coins were hidden away in the cliff face nor by whom.
J. R. R. Tolkien, a frequent visitor to the Forest of Dean, may have visited Puzzlewood, and many believe Puzzlewood was the inspiration for the fabled forests of Middle-earth, such as the Old Forest, Mirkwood, Fangorn or Lothlórien contained within The Lord of the Rings. J.K Rowling is also said to have visited Puzzlewood, and it may have been this that influenced her idea of The Forbidden Forest in the Harry Potter books.
Not all those who wander are lost.