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On This Day in Trinity House History - 29 August


THV Triton is commissioned

THV Triton is commissioned into service, built by Cochran’s of Selby. This vessel had a slightly altered design intended for lightvessel relief and towing rather than buoy-lifting.

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A dress for a wedding (with a quick bound facing edge finish how-to)

First of all, the dress is for me to wear but the wedding ain’t mine! I was going through my fabric stash looking for something to inspire a new project and I came across a beautiful sunny yellow Egyptian cotton.. 396 more words

Crafty Creations

"These Are the Wonders of the Fair" - 74 years ago today...

PM, August 28, 1940
Photos by Margaret Bourke-White

“Free Phone Calls: 10,657,406 Have Eavesdropped”
“In the glass booths at left and right are two of the 48,000 persons who have made free long-distance calls from the Bell Telephone exhibit. 53 more words


Hollywood Hoop-la 1; Judy Garland Jaunts to Magnificent May Company!

An unguarded moment in the annals of Hollywood history. MGM’s girl-on-the-rise Miss Judy Garland steppin out in splendid style sometime in 1940. Rebellious, nineteen and relegated to making a string of successful films that were a financial¬† boon to her studio, Judy had more than proven her all-star power with the release of 1939’s surprising success, ‘ The Wizard of Oz’. 383 more words

Vintage Fashion

[1940] The Great Dictator

On its surface, comedy seems apt for the present, because characterization is not an inherent responsibility of the author to ooze why her joke is funny; “funny” is largely a function of its setting. 934 more words

First Take

Sewing and The Doctor Dances

It is Tuesday afternoon, a beautiful balmy afternoon. I was given the task of altering some curtains for my oldest’s classroom, so as I set everything up I turned on Pandora and the first station to come on was the Glenn Miller Radio station. 281 more words