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A view to the front - and the rear!

This is, of course, the sign for the White Hart in Frimley but the first card shows the view down the High Street from the pub and the second photographer has concentrated on the Portsmouth Road leaving the village to the east. 58 more words

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Sketching People in Motion is Now LIVE!

Thanks to everyone who entered the draw for a free registration! We have three winners from 500 entries. One from here, one from USK:MTL, and one from Urbansketchers.org,  It’s great to see that much interest in the new course! 46 more words

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I am a bobblehead reviewer

With a fondness for reading challenges.

If I chose to write a book review, I would probably pick a book that I would never recommend. At least then the review would exhibit some semblance of meaningful interpretation. 86 more words

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Tough Loss

Why did the British lose the War of 1812… consensus history teaches that the Napoleonic wars kept mighty England from crushing the upstart Americans.  As expected, consensus historical lessons are wrapped too tightly, strangling the complexities from our past.  440 more words

History

This is cheating a bit.....

….as this is not the original postcard, but only a modern copy!  However, I thought the design was interesting enough to share with you – would we present our current railway rolling stock in such a romantic way?

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They are Ours!

Light winds on September 10, 1813… turned the battle of Lake Erie into a slug fest.  Neither commander could gain any true advantage in weather gauge- the two squadrons lay opposite one another, blasting away.  204 more words

History

Academic staples

Here is a matchbox sized box of staples from who knows when. I’m guessing the 50s? 26 more words

Retro