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The First Train Ride to Rourkela

“Rourkela. Where the hell is that? I’ve heard of Roorkee.”

“How did you even pass Geography?” My mom exclaimed.

“We didn’t have so much of Indian Geography,” I retorted. 500 more words

I was a sidechick...

Yes… I was a sidechick; for like two minutes… And yes I knew I was.

Lemme give you some context.

I met this guy, Mr; when I was 15 but we were just friends and a year later, I was dating someone else. 841 more words

Matters Of The Heart

Henry Moule's watercolours of Fordington

Thanks to Mark Chutter for sharing these colourful watercolour paintings done by the talented Henry Joseph Moule (1825-1904).

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No Memoirs to be Written

This is a trying situation. But at the same time, I feel nothing, but also a sense of relief.

All my journals have been destroyed by ant nests, dead mice and other strange things. 33 more words

Mirrors & Muses

Looking Back – Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant’s bust was seen as underwhelmingly smallish when first revealed in December 1896. A San Francisco Planning Commission report from 2005 on Golden Gate Park for the National Register of Historic Places said that patriots seeing the Grant monument would “feel their breasts swell with pride.” How could attitudes change so strongly that the bust was angrily pulled down in 2020? 1,096 more words

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Remembering Weymouth band Lee Marvin & the Staccatos

Thanks to Roger McGhee for sharing these photos of the band Lee Marvin & the Staccatos playing at the roller rink in the Sidney Hall, Weymouth. 8 more words

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Remembering the New Rooms Inn at Weymouth harbourside

You may have noticed that the Dorset Echo has expanded its nostalgia coverage and on other days of the week besides Tuesdays we are featuring some fascinating pictures from the past. 8 more words

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