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Portrait Of My Aunt

Miriam Wilkinson nee Hickling:  21st February 1914 – 17th March 2003


There was only one thing my aunt loved more than her Devon garden, and that was the Derbyshire Peak District – the lanes round Bradwell, Ashford and Hathersage, the byways of Fox and Bennett family forebears. 875 more words

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Book Review: The Devil's Dice by Roz Watkins

The Blurb:

‘A pacy, twisty read that had me on the edge of my seat…what a brilliant debut! ’KL Slater


A lawyer is found dead in a Peak District cave, his face ribboned with scratches. 451 more words

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Monochrome Monday… Turntable

Turntable, February 2018
Pentax MZ-30 + 35-80mm f/4~5.6 FA at 35mm – 1/180s, f8, – Kodak T400CN

Another shot from the Midland Railway-Butterley in Derbyshire, this time taken on my last roll of the much missed Kodak T400CN film. 69 more words


Fisking Derbyshire, 2/19/18

A brief fisking.

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So why was opium smoking so devastating among China’s poor? Adulteration, says Midler. In the extreme, a cheap variety named Hankow Cake contained no opium at all, only sesame seeds. 

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Farmland, Mining, and pushing the Turks and Red Army out of Persia; One Northern Family

You never know what you will find when you start a Family Tree, and it’s always nice to find out something unexpected in the recent past, which is what I turned up with a Family Tree as a Christmas present, that I’d been commissioned to research. 1,035 more words


Madwoman's Stones and Kinder's southern edges, 16 February 2018

Friday morning again found me getting off the train in the Hope Valley, this time at Edale, probably my favorite place in the Peak District and one of my favorite anywhere. 430 more words


Moving from Derbyshire to Essex

July 2017 was an intense month.

I was nearing the end of the school year and I didn’t know what I was going to do next year. 1,091 more words

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