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The things that come to mind when I remember Godolphin, and Fawcett, are: September 1938 – Munich, no school but then digging trenches and us carrying sand bags for the first two weeks or so. 200 more words

Fawcett House

No such luck as a show...15 September 1940

15th Sept


Private M Hickman

72nd Battalion

25th Brigade


Dear Mother

Being the Sabbath and having a little time to myself I cannot better employ it than in writing you and the youngster.  1,003 more words

Varian Associates and Non-Silicon Technologies of the Bay Area

Sigurd and Russell Varian were born in Ireland near the turn of the century, and grew up in Northern California. Their father was a poet and a masseur, who lectured in a theosophist community and encouraged his boys’ creativity. 303 more words

Silicon Valley

Stuka Dive Bomber Highest Decorated German WW II Pilot

Hans-Ulrich Rudel born in the Kingdom of Prussia

Pilot, Hans-Ulrich Rudel born on July 1916 in Silesia in the Kingdom of Prussia (Poland) was a… 793 more words


Day One Hundred and Eighty-Nine: Horse Chestnuts

Sticking out of the mud like unexploded mines, your green sea-urchins open to reveal glossy, chestnut-coated flanks; foals that will be measured not in hands but in the number of other conkers they conquer. 89 more words


Turning-Point by Calvin Hedley

Calvin Hedley has a unique challenge for a writer – he’s blind. And here’s his story about writing and publishing Turning-Point. Calvin was introduced to me by Douglas Burcham, the author of a uniquely named book YWNWAB – which stands for You Will Never Write A Book – the comment Douglas’s friends made when he told them about his passion for writing. 799 more words

Historical Fiction