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Where Jack and Jill really did go up the hill

Where Jack and Jill really did go up the hill
By Mark Mason on 22-06-12 12:24. Comments (0)
The best trivia is the stuff you bump into unexpectedly, those little facts that appear from nowhere and light up your day like an interesting old cove you've met in a pub. It happened to me recently in Somerset.

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