The islands of the North Atlantic have been our ancestral homelands for millenia. The earliest known men and women in these islands walked across the land bridge which then linked Southern England to the continent of Europe some 8,000 years ago. They were probably following the migratory london massage patterns of deer, wild boar and ox which were the main sources of protein for the early hunters. The melting of the ice caps released millions of gallons of fresh water which subsequently drowned the land bridge and created what is now called the English Channel - the point which seperates Britain from the European mainland.