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Narrowboats return to the Trent & Mersey.

“Dragon & Fazley” on Sandon Lock (No. 25) on the Trent and Mersey Canal, north of Stafford. Probably very late 1970s, and indicative of the early days of the return of narrow boats to the canals after the restoration of a working canal network by enthusiasts.

Stafford And Around


I’ve included this recipe because it brings back a lot of memories. Gem scones are a cross between a scone and a muffin, but sadly impossible to cook unless you have a gem iron, which I don’t think you can buy these days.  61 more words

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OLIEBOLLEN - Dutch Doughnuts

I’ve been watching contestants on recent cooking shows struggling to successfully make doughnuts and thinking that it was a new dessert, that is until I found this old recipe in Mum’s collection.  70 more words

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Vintage Boho Puffy Sleeve Dress

Feeling like you want to flaunt your bohemian spirit this upcoming holiday season? Do it stylishly in a sweet white/off-white lace dress. Gorgeous summer dress! Empire waist, puffy flowing sleeves. 13 more words

Short Story Review: William Harrison's "Roller Ball Murder" (1973)

(Uncredited cover for the 1975 edition of The Year’s Best Science Fiction No. 7 (variant title: Best SF: 1973) (1974), ed. Harry Harrison and Brian Aldiss) 679 more words

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One night in college radio: The Tuesday Night Classics, WLRA-FM, February 23, 1988

(Above: The author, right around the time that this show aired. His fashion sense is only marginally better.)

February 23, 1988 was a Tuesday. I had just gotten back from a vacation with my family to New Orleans to take part in the Mardi Gras festivities – my first time ever visiting the Crescent City. 1,392 more words