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Haldon Aerodrome

Today has been a lovely day. We took Alfie upto Haldon, which is owned by the National Trust and was the site of Haldon Aerodrome Marker with details of the Aerodrome Alfie, kicking up the grass! View across Haldon towards … Continue reading

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New England Captives Carried to Canada 1677 – 1760 by Emma Louise Coleman

A few weeks ago I received a lovely message to say that my name had been selected by Fieldstone Common and I had won a copy of New England Captives carried to Canada between 1677 – 1760 by Emma Louise … Continue reading

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What are you doing on Sunday?

Sunday 12th May 2013 hosts an opportunity to submit a one day diary to the Mass Observation Study. You can read about the history of The Mass Observation Project HERE and can see the details of submitting a one day … Continue reading

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A La Ronde, Exmouth Devon

Over the bank holiday weekend, we visited the National Trust house of A La Ronde, a delightful 16 sided house built in 1796 for two spinster cousins, Jane and Mary Parminter. According to my journal, we last visited on 11th … Continue reading

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The Fishing Fleet – Anne de Courcy

When the author was undertaking her research we did correspond rather briefly, but my interest regarding my ancestral links to India was out of the time frame for Anne’s book. I waited rather eagerly for the book to be published. … Continue reading

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A Parcel of Ribbons by Anne M. Powers

Back in the summer I had the opportunity to interview Anne M. Powers, author of the fascinating book A Parcel of Ribbons. You can read that interview HERE.  Anne also very kindly sent me a copy of her book to read … Continue reading

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Favourite Historical Fiction set in the United Kingdom

When, over at Historical Tapestry we first discussed the concept of a series of posts about our favourite historical fictional writing centred in our home country I wondered and debated on whether to feature the United Kingdom or simply England. … Continue reading

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Postcard Friendship Friday – Postcard Collection and Archive

I spotted a week or two ago, an article in the local paper – The Western Morning News, which is the regional newspaper for Devon and Cornwall, about a postcard collection relating to boxing memorabilia in Plymouth. This particular collection … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking – An Old Cookbook with a Difference

I often spend an hour or two reading the newspapers over the weekend. Sometimes, I strike it lucky with some amusing or interesting article that catches my eye. Here is a recent find Published 13 August 2011 in Western Morning … Continue reading

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Postcard Friendship Friday – From Wales 1970 to Cornwall 2011…..

Last weekend I spent an hour or two catching up on a small pile of newspapers, having a read. I like to ponder over the amusing articles that I might find. Here is one that I thought would make an … Continue reading

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