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How about this?

A spot of art,

joy and

social history.

The mural artist is called

Kelly Wallwork. How apt.

It’s a  132 more words

Creative Inspiration

Colley's Music Stores

This small photograph (2.25 x 3.25″) was found at an antiques fair. It looks as though many of the people shown in the photograph were employed on the buses. 14 more words


An epic story of a young girl on a life-changing odyssey across 19th century Ireland on the eve of the Great Famine.

Early one October morning, Grace’s mother snatches her from sleep and brutally cuts off her hair, declaring, `You are the strong one now.’ With winter close at hand and Ireland already suffering, Grace is no longer safe at home. 137 more words


OTD 1701, William Kidd was hanged for Piracy and his body was gibbetted on the Thames at Wapping as a warning to others.

Villains of All Nations is a people’s history of piracy–a history that emphasizes how common seamen who turned pirate built for themselves a multicultural, democratic and egalitarian society. 115 more words


Dudley North, 3rd Lord North and the discovery of the waters of Tunbridge Wells

As part of our focus on health and medicine, Dr Ben Coates of the Lords 1604-29 Section considers the origins of the famous spa at Tunbridge Wells, Kent, and ponders whether the parliamentary context might shed light on the date of these events… 574 more words

Early Modern History

The Girl from Kay's - The Referee - Sunday 13th September 1903

The Apollo Theatre was crowded on Wednesday evening to welcome a second edition and the three-hundredth representation of

“The Girl from Kay’s.”

The girl is a pretty girl and a nice girl. 621 more words

Social History

Ivan Morris's engaging and comprehensive analaysis of Heian culture/society

I first acquired and read Ivan Morris’s The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan (first published in 1964) after reading the Edward Seidensticker (1976) translation of… 602 more words

Japanese Literature