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Peter Barron

Sketches of Spain: Magic, our Morris

A chance encounter with a group of dancers shows the surprising origins of a very English tradition

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Sketches of Spain: The ritual of the matanza

Once the way Extremaduran families got their annual supply of meat, these days the traditional pig slaughter is a big day out

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Sketches of Spain: Why extremeños talk of little else but the weather

The water shortage in Extremadura is becoming critical, writes PETER BARRON

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Sketches of Spain: Monasterio de San Jerónimo de Yuste

Exploring the tiny village the world's most powerful man chose to make his home (briefly)

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Sketches of Spain: New Year's Eve in Fuentes de León

New Year's Eve in agricultural Extremadura is not to be refused - just don't head out before 3am

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Sketches of Spain: Seeding trees in Extremadura

Planting oaks preserve Spain's traditional landscape - and the planet.

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Sketches of Spain: Zafra’s historic feria

PETER BARRON on his visit to Spain’s largest livestock fair, now in its 568th year.

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Sketches of Spain: A night at the monastery

PETER BARRON on a night spent at a monastery, where he met one of Spain’s most revered figures

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Sketches of Spain: The international lockdown project

PETER BARRON on the joys of renovating a crumbling barn in rural Extremadura... during the pandemic... while more than a thousand miles away

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Sketches of Spain: The Spanish village with the mythical blue lagoon

In his latest diary from Extremadura, PETER BARRON describes the village next door which first lured him to Spain

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Adventures in Extremadura: Dress codes, drinking and dining

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