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The Oxford Dictionary of Ponteland Biography
In the past few days I've visited Ponteland Methodist Church to give a talk to their Men's Forum entitled The Oxford Dictionary of Ponteland Biography. This was an exploration of how the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography , a major reference work cover...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Ponteland Biography
In the past few days I've visited Ponteland Methodist Church to give a talk to their Men's Forum entitled The Oxford Dictionary of Ponteland Biography. This was an exploration of how the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography , a major reference work cover...

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Woodstock and Bladon News: cafes and buses
Woodstock and Bladon News, February 2017 About 500 of those who read my irregular posts here have visited for my history of Ponteland newspapers (of which the printed version in Pont Island News  for 2012 adds more context ), but in these ages of regionalis...

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Missing Believed Wiped 2016: Whack-O! 7.5 - Jim's Better Self
Jimmy Edwards in Whack-O! aveleyman.com The first
in a series of observations from Missing Believed Wiped 2016, held at BFI
Southbank on Sunday 4 December 2016. I’ve never understood entirely the ascendancy of
Frank Muir and Denis Norden as comedy gurus in ...

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Occupations and preoccupations preclude many updates here, but circumstances (well, a slow and annoying cold of the type that wreak havoc in university towns at the start of the academic year) have allowed me to catch up on one of my viewing programmes,   T...

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Newspaper history notes from Northumberland
A footnote now to my earlier posts on the Ponteland Observer and the Morpeth Herald , particularly Ponteland Observed - Part Three and Goodbye to the Gothic at the Morpeth Herald . When I wrote in the second of those posts that the Morpeth Herald  had been ...

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Upstairs Downstairs: On Trial
Amidst researching the representative Scots peerage and dealing with other matters historical and parliamentary for my job, some voluntary reviewing and a very little paid freelancing, I've had time to fit in some archive television. While up at my parents'...

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Lords of blasphemy?
Letter from David Drummond, 3rd Lord Maderty to  James Rattray of Craighall, Innerpeffray, 6 August 1677. Folger Digital Image Collection. My job currently involves my investigating the peers of Scotland as listed following the Act of Union with England in ...
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