Monthly Archives: July 2016

Deodand

I was reading a local history article recently, and was reminded of an unusual word and rather bizarre concept. The article carried a list of minor crimes and their punishments: Joe Bloggs, drunk and disorderly, fined 5 shillings…Fred Smith, assault, 7 shillings… and … Continue reading

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A Traveller in Time

Having just finished the above book and been so impressed with it, I thought I would share my Amazon review with you. “It’s very rare that I wish I could award a book more than five stars, but this is … Continue reading

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Shock Treatment

There are those who believe that street people are becoming a problem that needs urgently addressing, but personally I think this is a little harsh:     Couldn’t they have just moved him on or something?

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Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew…

      I was saddened to learn the other day of the death of Gordon Murray, creator of the wonderful children’s TV programmes Trumpton, Camberwick Green and Chigley. It seems to have received nowhere near the media attention it deserves, so … Continue reading

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