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Conrad Black: Why we honour Queen Victoria

Tomorrow is the 195th birthday of Her Imperial Britannic Majesty Victoria, Queen and Empress, which we celebrated with the holiday last Monday. All my youth, with the fireworks displays, it was one of my favourite holidays. 1,234 more words

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A Whale of a Time! (Part 2)


it was October 31st and the time had come for us to hit the road… Big City Plans awaited us!

  It was a great day celebrating my dad’s birthday in the big city!   242 more words

The Queen's Birthday

The twenty-fourth of May/The Queen’s birthday/If we don’t get a holiday/We’ll all run away!”

Two days from now is the actual day. The Queen’s birthday. Queen Victoria that is. 431 more words

Faith Matters

Arthur Milnes: 'The Queen is no more'

“She ennobled mankind; she exalted royalty; the world is better for her life.”
— Sir Wilfrid Laurier

In 1897, the world gathered in London to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria and Canada sent its new prime minister.

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Cunard boss welcomes calling off of rail strike

By Phil Davies

The boss of Cunard has voiced relief that the Bank Holiday Monday rail strike, which threatened the journeys of thousands of spectators to the line’s historic 175th anniversary celebrations in Liverpool, was suspended yesterday. 210 more words


Looty the Pekingese and the Destruction of the Summer Palace

“I have been able to retain a good many trifles that I bought in the French camp, also a pretty little dog, a real Chinese sleeve dog. 

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Ireland Day 2

Breakfast in an Irish B&B is delicious and plentiful. Pierce gave us poached eggs and bacon and pancakes  respectively. Plus scones, yogurt, fruit and cakes.  I wanted to stop at the Rock of Cashel but we didn’t have time because we wanted to go to church which was all the way in Cork. 329 more words