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From Point A to Point B in a Chrysler 65 Sedan, Los Angeles, 1929

by Paul R. Spitzzeri

As noted in the No Place Like Home series of posts on this blog, for many people through the 1920s their two most prized material possessions were houses and cars.   487 more words


Gloucester History (and Retro) Festivals; Gloucestershire Archives recommends....

The following sessions are being run by colleagues, volunteers or researchers connected with the Archives.  Full details for most events are available in the History Festival booklet – available on-line or in hard copy from Gloucestershire Archives. 306 more words


The mysterious case of Cleveland House - What’s going on?

Cleveland House, a stone-throw from Central Station, is somewhat of a mystery. I first noticed a scaffolded colonial-looking mansion, tucked away sans a street-facing entrance just over two years ago on a lunch break. 441 more words

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Distant memories from Cannock Chase.

My walk this weekend took me down to Cannock Chase. My intention was to do a 7 mile walk through Shugborough Park and Sherbrook Valley but it got kind of extended and became a bit of a history session. 730 more words


Vinni and Helen...

As always, most pictures can be viewed at full size by clicking on them

On Sunday, the Winston-Salem Journal published an excellent article by my friend Lynn Felder about the 70th anniversary of the Academy of Dance Arts. 650 more words

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, August 22 - 28, 1866

“22nd Wednesday  fine cold weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & verry lonely George Sidwell com work for me. 214 more words



Full Steam Ahead is a BBC television programme on the history of the railways, and it makes the point that trade was almost entirely local until the coming of the railways. 829 more words

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