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The Outer Trial (And the Inner Tribulations)

Sometimes things inside Dixie, as in life in general, don't go quite as well as W.E. (William and Elizabeth) had planned. Although W.E. do have a comprehensive checklist (and a still-funny-to-us Ryanair-style cabin crew impression) to complete before W.E. "take off", and extra special care is always taken when expected to be on the road… Continue reading The Outer Trial (And the Inner Tribulations)

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Bataville (or, The Shoe Must Go On)

  In 1931, a Czechoslovakian businessman and entrepreneur called Thomas Bata Sr bought 600 acres of undeveloped farm land, just outside the quiet town of East Tilsbury on the northern banks of the Thames Estuary. Far from Zlin, in the now Czech Republic, where his family-owned shoe company headquarters was the first automated factory in… Continue reading Bataville (or, The Shoe Must Go On)

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There were originally grand plans of updating this blog with every place W.E. stayed, that would be very difficult as W.E. often stay out of telephone and internet signals way, but W.E. do update almost daily on Facebook, if you'd like to "like" and "follow". https://www.facebook.com/TheBackwardsVan/ Thank you to everyone reading our blog and for… Continue reading Follow us on Facebook!