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Calling all Crafters - put MHWI on the map

Next year is the Leicestershire & Rutland Federation Centenary.  There will be a huge, celebratory event at Bruntingthorpe next March.  WIs are invited to submit one entry per group to celebrate the last 100 years (details below).   111 more words

Market Harborough WI

Review: The Russian Revolution (Documentary, Netflix, 1917, Dir Cal Seville)

In this documentary the Russian Revolution unfolds as a battle between the ruling Romanov dynasty and Lenin’s family, the Ulyanovs. To take such a focus is not necessarily a bad idea. 1,240 more words

Kerensky

We all remember Kerensky from school, don’t we? He was the sandwich filler between Russia’s ancient Tsarist monarchy – overthrown early in 1917 – and the victory of the Bolsheviks in the so-called October Revolution (which occurred in early November). 149 more words

20th Century

Eight Bells in Memory of Sam Maguire in St Mary's Church, Dunmanway

A truly unusual and historic community project is under way in Dunmanway, County Cork, based at the Church of Ireland parish church – Saint Mary’s – and started by the local rector, the Reverend Cliff Jeffers.   634 more words

Diocese

100 years ago today: Sign of the Kiwi opens

In June 1917, the new tea house at the summit of Dyer’s Pass was officially opened.

“The new house at Dyer’s Pass, now half an hour’s walk from the tram terminus, appears destined to be known just as the Rest House, although in some quarters it is called the Toll House. 346 more words

Christchurch

THE CONFLAGRATION(S)

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the charter of Centenary University! To celebrate, the blog will be highlighting past posts about Centenary’s history.

Centenary has faced many trials throughout its 150 years, including two fires that occurred over a century apart. 344 more words

History

Remembering JFK

Finally, JFK’s great peace speech.