The problems and penalties of ‘progress’

I have recently read an account of a large rice growing project in Northern Nigeria which may in future produce a lot of rice but which drives the existing users of the land into destitution. Our Parish has recently been remembering a similar course of events from 250 years ago. Perhaps the only claim to any particular significance that our Parish of West Haddon has is that it occupies the high ground to the north of the Watford Gap opposite to Daventry to the south. However, 250 years ago in 1765 Read more [...]