What's Happening In September
The Tour of Britain is well under way – at these two riders at the back of the peloton? No carbon frames or derailleurs on Victorian bikes.
The harvest is now being gathered in – see the old-world ritual ‘cutting the neck’ below.
It’s back to school for the children – remember the old dark wood desks carved with initials?
Lunardi made the first balloon attempt across England on 15 September 1784, watched by 150,000 people.
Out in the hop gardens of Kent the pickers were hard at work.And, sadly, the swallows, now as then, are lining up on telephone wires ready to leave for warmer climes.