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Editor's note - Paul Vickers wrestled with his Sat Nav for a trip to the Welsh borders and the ancestral home of William Ewart Gladstone to mark Gladstone's bicentenary for Beyond Westminster. He recorded this short account of his visit specially for the blog - SB.

Paul Vickers is a Producer on Beyond Westminster

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  • Comment number 3. Posted by Mark Glynne-Jones

    on 4 Jan 2010 15:10

    Very interesting piece Paul. Sat nav set to 'shortest route' when in Wales always provides some fun; cattle grids and the like. Beware the lanes with grass growing through tarmac!

    Token Welshman signing off..


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  • Comment number 2. Posted by kleines c

    on 28 Dec 2009 12:32

    The English are starkly ignorant of Wales, according to Sir Simon Jenkins, although I did not realise that such ignorance extended to your English satnav, Paul.

    ;)

    As Hawarden Castle is closed to the public, I have never been, so it was particularly interesting for Radio 4 to give us a glimpse of Gladstone's domestic world.

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  • Comment number 1. Posted by dennisjunior1

    on 26 Dec 2009 16:06

    Paul:

    Thanks for the excellent commentary on the visit to Gladstone....

    =Dennis Junior=

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