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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, July 6 - 12, 1865

“6th Thursday fine hot weather I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ and went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick & lonely. 274 more words


Alternative to Sloppin' Water in Church

I’ve just discovered another gem of a book that’s been mouldering on my bookcase fore years. It’s Cecil Torr’s Small Talk at Wreyland, by a gent of independent means educated at Harrow, and spent some time as a barrister before setting in his family’s heartland of Devon, to leave this brilliant record based on family documents as well as his own researchers. 182 more words

Real Life

Annual General Meeting

When we were sorting through some photos in our archives we found this picture of the association’s AGM. We’re not sure what year this was held, were you there? 6 more words

Historical Connections

Proud Home

“Good morning/afternoon ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to Rugby. My name is Christine and I will be leading your tour today. Can everyone hear me?”

This is one of the phrases I have been memorising in the last few weeks. 529 more words

Goings on at the museum

With the many activities and the Facebook site, I sometimes do not post here often. Many things are evolving.

There is work being done to better manage the painting of the mural. 241 more words

African American History

Freedom, Freedom, Freedom, OY!!!!!

Greetings my dear friends! Sorry it’s been so long.

These past few days have been filled with serious discussions, hearty laughs, and plenty of booze, but through it all, I’m feeling really good about this Independence Day. 614 more words


Glounthaune: formerly New Glanmire and Queenstown Junction.

(Apologies: somehow I pressed ‘publish’ before my draft was completed, and some readers may have read the incomplete and garbled version. To all who were shocked and disappointed by my falling standards, I offer my apologies! 1,319 more words

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