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Tinker, tailor, soldier…hotelier

Our hotel is thought to have been a hideaway for spies and we’re looking for information to help uncover its chequered past this month (September, 2015). The building is said to have been a safe house and training centre for 1960s and 1970s intelligence staff, so we’re keen to find out more. Colonel Purvis Smythe, […]

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