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“He’s friendly”

“He’s friendly” @ricsur https://medium.com/@ricsur/hes-friendly-b8d298bae1b5

Don’t just assume,you wouldn’t let your kids run up to an unknown dog,would you?


William Herbert Chambers

William Herbert Chambers, born circa 1863 in Swinton, is the husband of Bertha Walker, my first cousin, four times removed.

William was an engine driver at the Piccadilly pumping station in Swinton. 294 more words

Newspaper Article (Death)

How (Not) To Build A Roster - Part One

On June 19, 2016, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver handed over the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, who took a momentary pause before thrusting the trophy above his shoulders. 2,650 more words


Pierre Boullet, Evgeny Dragunov, Joseph Walker and Louis Riel Day

Some days, this blog writes itself (don’t I wish).  This 20 February has a breathtaking array of events to choose from: the enthronement of Edward VI in 1547; the beginning of the US Post Office in 1792; the death of WIllie Lincoln in 1862; the orbiting of John Glenn in 1962; the election of Margaret Thatcher to lead the Conservatives in Britain in 1975.   890 more words


Barbed wire & no stingers - small river chubbing part II.

It goes like this…got woken up; “daddy can I go and see nana?” “yes, go on then” I mumble. I go downstairs, boil kettle, find cup, clatter, spoon, rattle coffee packet, pour…flick through newspaper, celebrities, celebrities, celebrities, war, fear, sport; put paper down, slurp. 269 more words


Swinton Wedding

Bertha Walker, born in 1859 in Barugh, Barnsley, is my first cousin, four times removed and daughter of Richard Walker and Elizabeth Howcroft.

Below is a newspaper article published shortly after Bertha’s marriage to… 365 more words

Newspaper Article (Marriage)