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Times past in Burnley Lancashire

This photograph (not sure of its origin) shows a time when trams ran in Burnley. It’s the junction called Duke Bar where Colne Road continues to the left and Briercliffe road goes off to the right. 58 more words


10K Online Archival documents show old New York was a Smelly Seaport.

This image of New Amsterdam (modern-day New York City) circa 1670 is one of the documents now available online in the New York City Municipal Archives’ collection. 269 more words


WWI Truce

Sainsbury, a British store, has put together a lovely video on the truce between the Germans and British soldiers in WWI. The story goes that on Christmas in 1914 there was a truce during the battles of WWI and during that time the British and German took a risk and ventured out to meet each other. 43 more words


The Tims They Are a-Changin'

On Saturday, the newly built two-storey Tim Hortons Store Number One, located at Ottawa Street and Dunsmure Road, opened its doors to the public.

After a slow down in growth and decreased market share due to the emergence of independent coffee shops, smaller coffee house chains, Starbucks, and other global chains like McDonald’s McCafé, Tim Hortons have rebranded themselves as a “café and bake shop.” 550 more words


Happy Winter Solstice

Greetings from the northern hemisphere and a happy Solstice Day to you all. Not that it feels much like winter. Our snow has melted and I hear kids playing outside. 644 more words