Category Archives: History

100 Years on

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Passchendaele A Daisytrail collage made 14 Nov 2010 for my Great Uncle Harry Thomas M. (in the pics). Wars are terrible,  I dont know where my Great Harry fought or where another Uncle of mine Uncle Charles his childhood friend … Continue reading

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Gedling Show too Sunday 31st & 2 Lancaster Bomber WW2 Aircraft Flypast

Gedling Show – Gedling Borough Council http://www.gedling.gov.uk/mobile/leisure/artseventsandplay/gedlingshow/

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Le Tour

Le Tour of Britain cycle race is racing through the UK with its start in Yorkshire and then on to France (see the Le Tour website and Twitter and the twitter on the sidebar) Some lateral thinking …even though its … Continue reading

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Super Walks by the River

Lots of County Pubs too. The Nottinghamshire Blog is a little neglected for 2014, but it still has some super links including Nottinghamshire village pubs and a twitter link http://twitter.com/wollaton_nottm/ for the weekly info on events and places – for … Continue reading

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Wollaton Park and DDay

The American troops flew out from Wollaton Park for Dday as well as The Battle of the Bulge and Market Garden operations in WW2 http://www.508pir.org/odessey/england/nottingham/wollaton_01.htm Theres more on the 508th page, thanks for allowing the links.

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New photo App!

HDR Fx App on Googleplay:- superb photo editing options. Just practising …still need a mega camera but for now this is cool. Have a lovely volunteers week:- remember too that most trade union reps are volunteers, and the best of … Continue reading

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The Blue Moon

A blue moon is one where there are two full moons in a calendar month. Its a concept created by mans (womans?) organisation and the development of the Calendar over hundreds of years, there were and still are different calendars … Continue reading

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A little lateral thinking, pub gossip ‘food for thought’…

Maybe it would be interesting to compare two types of media with the pending film release:- so for ‘The Tudors’ Fans: our own fabulous telly drama, where the drama is set in the 1500s and tells the history of Henry … Continue reading

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Interesting History fact…

Just found this snippet of info on Twitter…Henry Willoughby (i think its the one before the Henry buried in St Leonards, was a ‘Knight of the Body’ to Henry VIII (and possibly Henry vii too) and one of Henry VIII’s … Continue reading

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They have a Spitfire…we have a DAKOTA…check the weekends activities

We have a Dakota flypast…2ish.. Tweet from RAF Museum (RAFMUSEUM) RAF Museum (RAFMUSEUM): Really looking forward to the Spitfire Flypast at our London site today. Should be at 5.30pm weather permitting. http://twitter.com/RAFMUSEUM/status/219002345202253825 (Sent via Seesmic http://www.seesmic.com) The Dakota is flying … Continue reading

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