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Belgian Bentleys in Tenterden.
What a lovely sight! A vintage 3-litre Bentley of the type that formerly roared around the Le Mans 24 Hour circuit. I found two of them parked in Tenterden High Street on Saturday morning and they did rather look at home in their surroundings. The Belgian o...
Belgian Bentleys in Tenterden.
Belgian Bentleys in Tenterden.
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What is missing in this library?
My love of reading and, eventually, writing was fuelled by my weekly visits to the public lending library. I chose my three books on Saturday morning and by Saturday afternoon I would have read the first book. Each child was allowed three library tickets bu...
What is missing in this library?
What is missing in this library?
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An old road sign in Hutton Buscel
A blurred photograph (left) which I snatched by fortune from the top deck of our bus on its way to Scarborough as it passed through the village of Hutton Buscel two days ago. For those of you too young to remember, this was the standard warning sign used in...
An old road sign in Hutton Buscel
An old road sign in Hutton Buscel
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The OLD Dover Hoverport.
I went across to Calais for lunch with some friends a few days ago. Passing through Eastern Docks at Dover twenty years after I had finished working there was a mind rattling experience. For all the time that I was there the port had been a building site. I...
The OLD Dover Hoverport.
The OLD Dover Hoverport.
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Holiday Inn Express-ion
I am uncertain what the Holiday Inn Express in Peterborough was referring to with this notice in my hotel room and even more nonplussed as to what they thought the employees on reception could do to relieve this unwelcome nocturnal excitement should I conta...
Holiday Inn Express-ion
Holiday Inn Express-ion
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Sandling Park 2018
Sandling Park was open on Sunday for the one day in the year. Once again, the azaleas and rhododendrons were magnificent. So was the cake.
Sandling Park 2018
Sandling Park 2018
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Passport Portraits of Yesteryear no. 34 – Escaping from Hitler
Continuing the series of passport portraits in my collection. Peruse and wonder. Ruth is a fourteen year old schoolgirl living in Berlin. She has grey-blue eyes and brown hair but the distinguishing feature which is dwelt upon by her passport is that she is...
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Fifteen rabbits and a rainbow.
Having just delivered three lectures in Oxfordshire I gazed out of my hotel bedroom window and this is what I saw. Fifteen rabbits and a rainbow.
Fifteen rabbits and a rainbow.
Fifteen rabbits and a rainbow.
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How do you pronounce 'Leominster'?
I recently visited Leominster for the first time and wondered if the pronunciation of its name would provide the genus of controversy that Shrewsbury does. (Is it 'Shrowsburry' or 'Shroosbery' ?) Of course we are happily familiar with Leicester ( Lester ) L...
How do you pronounce 'Leominster'?
How do you pronounce 'Leominster'?
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Cumberland pencils.
When I was at primary school I was given a set of coloured crayons made by the Cumberland Pencil Company. I think that there must have been about fifteen colours in the set. I had shades such as, spring green, grass green, ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, ye...
Cumberland pencils.
Cumberland pencils.
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