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Planning trip to possible ancestral town in SW England, but what to do?

My extremely-uncommon and forever-mispelled last name—Huxham—happens to also be the name of a tiny village right outside of Exeter in SW England. My ancestors left Britain from the port of Plymouth on the other side of Devonshire, so I feel fairly confident this might be where my last name comes from. However, even though I have the means and the desire to visit this hamlet…what do I do there? Just start knocking on doors? Should I contact the parish priest and/or tourism board? [more inside]
posted by huxham on Jan 21, 2014 - 11 answers

The Transatlantic Librarian

Give me insight, tips, and strategies for transitioning from American to British librarianship. [more inside]
posted by Isingthebodyelectric on Mar 12, 2013 - 4 answers

Trilogy set in Britain, Scandinavia and America

I read a fiction trilogy in the 1990s. The first book was set in Britain (or England), the second in a Scandinavian country (Norway or Sweden), and the third in the USA. What was the trilogy? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Nov 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Look Mom, Big Ben... Parliament...

Help me plan my mom's first trip to the UK/Ireland. [more inside]
posted by buzzkillington on Jan 18, 2012 - 24 answers

bbc iplayer in usa

how can I watch BBC's iPlayer in the US? A one-step solution is ideal, without having to install and configure a system-wide proxy (which is the current way I can think of doing it). Some software or plugin custom-setup for iPlayer?
posted by lrodman on May 8, 2010 - 11 answers

I love listening to people from Northern England

Looking for podcasts or radio shows with women talking in Mancunian accents or similar Northern English accents. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Sep 5, 2009 - 6 answers

Getting away from it all in the UK?

Secluded nature style summer holidays/vacations in the UK? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on May 13, 2009 - 10 answers

Books about the IRA and the "Troubles"

What are the best -- in terms of compelling writing and in terms of comprehensiveness -- books about the "Troubles" between Ireland and the UK over the past 50 or so years? Bonus points if available on Kindle. [more inside]
posted by proj on Dec 14, 2008 - 10 answers

Big girls want cute clothes too.

Help me find some new British plus size clothes. [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Oct 6, 2008 - 8 answers

Looking for British Folk Music

Where can I find old recordings of British folk music? [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Sep 20, 2008 - 14 answers

taxes in the UK

Can my wife claim my tuition as a tax credit in the UK? [more inside]
posted by arcadia on Jan 21, 2008 - 2 answers

Driving on the Wrong Side with the Wind in my Hair

Looking for great scenic and historic drives in England, the wind whipping my hair as I wind through cottages and countryside. Thus far, The guidebooks and my google-fu are failing me. [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon on Jul 30, 2007 - 11 answers

Should I reschedule a trip to Longleat?

So, I've agreed to drive a group of people to Longleat Safari Park this weekend. It's been in the diary for months, but the weather forecast is not good. If you've been to Longleat before - is the bad weather going to spoil the trip? should we reschedule?
posted by ascullion on Jun 28, 2007 - 2 answers

Why is the United Kingdom still a united kingdom?

Why is the United Kingdom still a united kingdom? [more inside]
posted by dcrocha on May 14, 2007 - 25 answers

Reading an unwritten constitution?

Reading an unwritten constitution? [more inside]
posted by awesomebrad on Mar 29, 2007 - 14 answers

English slang expression that sounds like "CASE OH"?

English slang expression that sounds like "CASE OH"? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Oct 28, 2006 - 33 answers

A quirky night's sleep

What are the quirkiest hotels/ B&Bs/ inns in the UK? [more inside]
posted by skylar on Oct 14, 2005 - 9 answers

Is the Queen of England genetically related to William the Conqueror?

Is the Queen of England genetically related to William the Conqueror?
posted by Pretty_Generic on Oct 12, 2004 - 15 answers

UK landlord / tenant laws

UK tenancy advice. Our landlord lied to us about neighbouring building works. [more inside]
posted by influx on Jul 20, 2004 - 11 answers

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