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The day Queen Victoria went to Epping Forest

The subject chosen by Margaret Mills this week concerned the events resulting from Queen Victoria’s visit to Epping Forest.

All she wanted was to sit quietly on a rug to scoff her sandwiches and crisps, but it proved a bit tricky due to size of her entourage accompanied by a brass band – well there were no portable radios and personal music players around then!

Well that’s not quite what happened for real, but you can listen to a more accurate account of the day here: –

I’ll see you once more next week,

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