Marathon (1968) Marathon came to the UK courtesy of Forrest Mars Sr, estranged from the family business in the States, but free to adapt the recipes for European tastes. Aside from his eponymous bar packed with milk, sugar, glucose, and thick, thick chocolate, Mars' Slough-produced cash cow was a peanut-powered derivative of the American Snickers (the name was apparently tribute to the Mars family's favourite horse) 'brand alignment' saw Marathon adopt its maiden name in 1990
It was really a pretty little coin: The English 6d of Oak sprigs and acorns ~ The sixpence, known colloquially as the tanner, or half-shilling, was a British pre-decimal coin, worth six (pre-1971) pence, or 1/40th of a pound sterling. The first sixpences were struck in the reign of Edward VI in 1551 and continued until they were rendered obsolete by decimalisation in 1971.
Hedgehogs were once a common sight in British gardens, but figures suggest that their population is declining at a rapid rate – so much so in fact, that hedgehog numbers declined by over a third between 2003 and 2012.There are many contributing factors to this decline, including habitat loss, new roads, increased road traffic, and gardens being built with impenetrable walls and fences. However, there are things you can do to help
Photographs of British Algae by Anna Atkins (1799-1871) is a landmark in the histories both of photography and of publishing: the first photographic work by a woman, and the first book produced entirely by photographic means. Instantly recognisable today as the blueprint process, the cyanotypes lend themselves beautifully to illustrate objects fround in the sea.
Be it brick or cobbles, paving stones or tiles, if you're thinking of putting in a new path, now's the time to do it, says Monty Don
Scottish Tablet. Like fudge, but no butter, just (condensed) milk and sugar, really. (1) From: Cakeyboi, please visit (2) Saved to, Guthrie Scottish Recipes: https://www.pinterest.com/arfamilies/guthrie-scottish-recipes/
You can’t always count on the British weather to deliver a blanket of snow on the ground and icicles hanging from the windowsills for Christmas but @sainsburys never fails to impress us with stylish home accessories to help create a cosy vibe inside. Glittering baubles, shining stars and silver reindeer – what's not to love about the new Ice Palace collection? #sponsored http://trib.al/QWyUIdb
18 Very Sweary British Words You Need To Use Right Now