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to my earliest local library (after Kenneth Koch)

wasn’t it in your many arms
of swivel chairs that you taught me
how to smear myself online?
we had dial-up at the house

but location is in real estate and kissing… 179 more words


June 1917

One hundred years ago, in June 1917, the Messines offensive was launched, the battle running from the 7th to the 14th of that month. Messines is a village in Flanders, Belgium and the aim was to capture a German-held ridge and thence go forward to Passchendaele and the coast. 811 more words

First World War

Daniel Bowen: Boston's Pioneer Museum Keeper

Contemporary Boston is a city of many great museums.

The history of museum keeping in Boston had its modest beginnings in 1791, with the arrival from Philadelphia of one Daniel Bowen, age thirty-one, a close friend of the patriot-painter Charles Willson Peale of Philadelphia, the nations pioneer museum keeper. 1,585 more words


Local History Corner July 2017

The Southern Railways Train Depot

The Southern Railways Train Depot has been the center of life and the community for the Town of Mooresville since the construction of the first depot built in the 1870’s by Mr. 636 more words

Local History

St Oswald’s Church, Filey

Although it seems unnecessary on most occasions, I usually tag “Filey” on to any mention of St Oswald’s. There is a namesake church at nearby Flamborough. 259 more words


On this day...

… in 1893 (which was also a Saturday!) James Stevens wrote in his Diary…

Midsummer Day. The weather is now rough and cold wind with showers. 149 more words


Memories of the Civic

By Jill Passmore, Visitor Experience Co-ordinator

My family moved to Oshawa in 1986, not long after I turned seven years old. We lived in a nice area within walking distance to schools, shops, and the Oshawa Centre, but best of all the Civic Auditorium. 862 more words