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John Taylor, mining genius- An index of posts

Now that the Trevithick Society talk is over, it is a chance to pull together the various posts used during its preparation in a list. So if you have a desire to find out more about this 19th century mining genius- here is a few ideas.  117 more words


Perservering Welshwomen

from The Maitland Daily Mercury, 30 January 1914

The women of Haverfordwest – worthy descendants of those brave Pembrokeshire women. Women who used their red cloaks with such success in repelling the attempted French invasion at Fishguard in 1797 – are once more banded together in the public service. 200 more words


Was 19th Century Christianity Corrupt as Hell?

Acts 5:41-42; “And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. 42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.”

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Purple Pain and the Daring Doofus

Friends, like every other person taking up space on Planet Earth, I am devastated by the untimely death of Prince. Completely gutted and gobsmacked.  To paraphrase former MTV VJ Martha Quinn:   640 more words

1838-William West's Double beat valve and the scourge of cholera

Cholera was a dark shadow over Victorian British cities. Its cause was not grasped fully until after John Snow’s famous piece of cartography.  A cause that demanded the twin solutions of providing clean fresh water, and removing the sewage that contaminated it. 984 more words

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Young Guns - Ones and Zeros [Album Review]

In the past year, Young Guns have undergone an exciting rebirth, exploding back onto the British and American rock scene with the release of their third studio album, … 548 more words