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THE GRANTCHESTER MYSTERIES: SIDNEY CHAMBERS & THE PERIL OF THE NIGHT

BY JAMES RUNCIE
Grantchester starts as a new series on ITV soon. I kept hearing about these detective stories and decided to investigate further. 173 more words

The Third Man: Still a Classic ... A Must Read!

It reads as well as it had thirty odd years ago. The film has moved through the decades as well…perhaps it is because elements of Noir speak to the literary and cinematic imagination. 115 more words

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The Yak-50: A beautiful Soviet acrobat

Two months ago I took my wonderful girlfriend to Blackpool airport for a flying lesson. I was in the hangar of the Westair flying school when I saw it sitting there, in a wonderful purple and white colour scheme. 494 more words

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How Music Became Pointless

Let’s start with some history. Following the end of the Second World War there was a huge desire for change throughout British society. This resulted in the creation of a kind of semi-socialist state, and as a result politics was woven into the lives of ordinary Britons far more thoroughly than had previously been the case. 4,903 more words

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A Tonic to the Nation - Design Trends - July

My Design Trends presentation on The Festival of Britain 1951.

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Hispano Ha-1109 Tripala: Spain's broken arrow

Sometimes you get an idea to write something, you go to your computer full of excitement and then, when it comes time to put fingers to keyboard you realise you can’t actually think of anything to write. 834 more words

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No More Flowers


A flower shop, a typical example of 1950s architecture in Germany, that has been closed for years “Due to Illness”, in Offenbach, Aug.1.

(Sony Alpha 6000, Sigma 19mm 2.8 DN, 1/160 sec, f 5.6, ISO 100)