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Subscriptions are now on sale for Toronto Operetta Theatre.  The line up has changed from the original spring announcement.  There are still three shows but the run of… 165 more words

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Oakley Villas

Minnie lived at 19 Oxford Road, the end house of a row of three. Next door was a pair of semis, numbers 15 and 17, also known as 1 and 2 Oakley Villas. 647 more words


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

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