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What do you want to change?

If you could change one thing in our world what would it be? Thats what I’m thinking about this week. We celebrate people who have brought about great changes in our society, but what about your contribution? 1,018 more words

"Thy touch alone unbounds the chains of slavery" - an unusual grave in the Lake District

Having a tendency to explore old graveyards and spend time reading the gravestones may seem morbid to some, but over time I’ve come across many amazing and unusual stories that – but for the survival of a tombstone – would otherwise have faded from history. 1,877 more words


John Locke and the Clapham Sect

Today – 29 August – marks the anniversary of the birth of John Locke, who was born at Wrington in Somerset in 1632. The village is… 962 more words

William Wilberforce

Step this way, gents

Please note that what I write about is based on my experiences and is therefore just my perception, or interpretation, of circumstances. I have no statistics to manipulate in support of my cause. 697 more words


Inspire Me: William Wilberforce

“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.” 
― William Wilberforce

Today would have been the 255th birthday of William Wilberforce.

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Amazing Grace

August 24 in history

79   Mount Vesuvius erupted. The cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae were buried in volcanic ash.

1198 King Alexander II of Scotland, was born (d. 618 more words


The clock is ticking...

The clock is ticking.

I’m not as young as I used to be.

Things aren’t going to plan.

It’s taking longer than I thought.

…and that’s ok. 800 more words