Author: Kit Ward

Gainsborough Library

The library man

When, in 1901, Andrew Carnegie sold his steel business and pocketed $250 million (approximately $9 billion today), he became the richest man in the world. Even before that most lucrative transaction, he was one of the wealthiest men around.

MOD sign

On Orford Ness

Orford Ness, on the Suffolk coast, is the epitome of a dynamic landscape. It’s described as Europe’s largest vegetated shingle spit, but the shingle is only the half of it. The rest of it comprises mudflats, salt marshes, tidal rivers, and lagoons.