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Raspberry Sandwich

So, Eleanor sent George Finney a raspberry sandwich from Dewsbury to the trenches in France.

What constituted a raspberry sandwich for the Kirk girls? I had a look in Minnie’s books to find out and discovered no less than four recipes. 341 more words


A Fifth Letter from the Front

Letter 5          


F. Blakeley, Miss Kirk, Leylands, Oxford Road, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England.

Field Post Office. 16 Ju. 182. Censor 3322. Letter BEF France.

Thursday night 8th June 16… 446 more words


A Fourth Letter from the Front

Letter 4


F. Blakeley. A..H. Kirk Esq. 12 Carrisbrook Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Field Post Office. 6 Ju 1916. Field Censor 3322. Recd 8th. BEF France… 680 more words


George Finney Blakeley's Job

In the 3rd letter from the front, George writes this to Eleanor:

I am so glad that Mr Kirk is going to see Minnie, she will so appreciate having him. 356 more words


Whose opera is it anyway?

I’ve always been a fan of those BBC Radio 4 programs where people have to do silly things so I was naturally drawn to LooseTEA’s fundraiser “Whose opera is it anyway?” in which a select band of singers (Greg Finney, Whitney Mather, Michael York, Charlotte Church, Fabian Arcineagas and Kijong Wi) got to do silly things bid on by the audience.   221 more words

Not Entirely Serious

UPDATED: 4 Homicides in 8 Hours Overnight in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP)UPDATED (5 p.m.) St. Louis police are investigating after a woman’s body was found under a raised section of Interstate 70. 232 more words



It’s good to see a company like Opera by Request doing contemporary Canadian work.  Better still when it’s a comedy.  So I was very eager to see what they would do with John Metcalfe and Larry Tremblay’s A Chair in Love, presented last night at The Array Space.   360 more words

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