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QUEENS, KINGS, AND HANGINGS

September 22 in history:

Nineteen people were hanged in Salem, Massachusetts, during a seven-month period in 1692, for allegedly practicing witchcraft. The final hanging happened on September 22nd that year. 108 more words

Today In History

"If One Could But Go to Brighton!"

Prior to last weekend, what I knew of Brighton, England was limited to whatever I could glean from the pages of a Jane Austen novel. In Austen-land, Brighton is the seaside town from which Lydia Bennet, of  1,213 more words

England

Doctor Who Geography Project

I really enjoyed my project. I loved the picture of the Tardis in time-warp, playing with the Apps, and using the Sonic Screwdriver and Tardis sounds. 24 more words

Arts And Crafts

Thoughts Provoked by a Black and White Photograph

I was looking at a black and white photograph today of Berwick St Market in Soho – dated 1961. It was stylish and evocative of the period as black and white photographs often are – and if they were taken before I was born I don’t usually question them. 933 more words

Cosmology

Maille Mustard Boutique, London

Harry D Lalousis has a name that should be in lights but for the moment he’s Boutique Manager of Maille Mustard in London’s Piccadilly Arcade. 810 more words

Product Reviews

Springheeled Jack - A Penny Delight In Prevailing Darkness

Above the gothic cityscape of Victorian London looms a dark entity that plagues the minds and imaginations of those living below, etched into history and mythology by it’s demonic acts and horrifying nature.   525 more words

Horror

Glorious Shanklin Chine

I’m focussing on the Isle of Wight at the moment and another magical childhood memory – visiting the mysterious and exotic Shanklin Chime!

The formation of the Chine (a local word of Saxon origin for a deep narrow ravine), has taken place over 10,000 years and the stream running through it would originally have flowed into the Eastern Yar River when Sandown Bay was land. 345 more words

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