Quote:-
'Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree.
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly?' (Emily Bronte - English novelist)


Holly at Powis Castle - Welshpool, Powys
(OS Grid Ref. SJ215063 Nearest Post Code SY21 8RF)

Holly at Powis Castle - Welshpool, Powys (OS Grid Ref. SJ215063 Nearest Post Code SY21 8RF)

Latest update - (desktop wallpaper & jigsaws)
Friday 12th December 2014

It is alleged that Druids regarded holly as a symbol of fertility and eternal life and it was thought to have magical powers. Holly's Christmas symbolism is related to the crucifixion of Christ, who wore a crown of thorns on Good Friday. The berries represent Christ's blood, shed for all people, including those who reject Him.

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Daily Updates (Latest update )
Picture of the Day 1024x768 wallpaper previously shown on these web pages
On This Day Events from Britain's past that occurred on
New! Daily Surprise Jigsaw A downloadable jigsaw from the archive. (These puzzles will have appeared previously on these web pages as surprise jigsaws or desktop wallpaper.) The jigsaws are cyclic, but it will currently take 11 months before they reappear.
Britain's changing seasons (Latest update Friday 12th December 2014)
New Picture of the Moment, plus two downloadable jigsaws of holly at Powis Castle - Welshpool, Powys - (1920x1080 HD widescreen desktop wallpaper)
New Desktop Wallpaper - page 1 - An opportunity to catch up with some that you might have missed
New Surprise Jigsaw Puzzle of the Moment
New Jigsaw Puzzles from the previous 3 uploads - An opportunity to catch up with some that you might have missed

Other Recent Updates
New!Sorrento Star - A former Norfolk Broads cruiser and a request for further information
New!Feed the birds - Winter survival strategies
New! A printable, seasonal calendar for December 2014 is available via this link. Advance notice : There will be no new calendar pages after December 2014. The calendar section of the website has not proved as popular as I had hoped.
New! 24th September Autumn themed colours for all pages on the Beautiful Britain website.
New! 17th September 2014 Whitworth Historical Society - Winter Lecture Programme 2014 - 2015
New! 25th May 2014 Links from the Beautiful Britain website to externally maintained websites about Whitworth, in the county of Lancashire.
New!26th March 2014 A delightful children's poem - The Lonely Frog, written by site visitor Melanie Hefford
New! 23rd February 2014 New website design. More details on the contact page.
You can view a slideshow of 3 years of Beautiful Britain wallpaper via this link.

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