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Home Turf June 2024

MONTPELLIER: CROSSING BORDERS, MAKING CONNECTIONS Our home in Gran Alacant lies in what was once the southern part of the lands of the ancient crown of Aragon. Aragon also included the famous County of Barcelona which is said to have lent the kingdom its famous emblem of four red stripes on a gold background. In
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Home Turf May 2024

85 YEARS ON: REMEMBERING THE STANBROOK Gran Alacant’s privileged location high on the cliffs just south of Alicante city affords magnificent views over the city and its coastline. Looking out over the Mediterranean today one is able to watch a peaceful traffic of commercial shipping, ferries and pleasurecraft. Eighty five years ago in March 1939
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Home Turf April 2024

EL PALMERAL If there is one thing that our area can claim as unique in Europe it is the intensive cultivation of date palm trees. Palms of various types grow in other parts of Europe; one thinks of the famous palms of the glamorous French Riviera or even those of the more prosaic “English Riviera”
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Home Turf March 2024

Los cerros de Úbeda: a wander through Spain´s golden age Our parents’ golden wedding anniversary offered the opportunity to take the entire family on an adventure into one of the most beautiful yet lesser known southern Spanish cities: Úbeda. Only three and a half hours drive away from Gran Alacant, this small city in Jaén
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