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Tom Petty – an appreciation

    The phenomena of public grief for public figures whom were not known personally to the mourner is not new, but often ridiculed. Tom Petty was one of a handful who caused me to double take, and to feel, … Continue reading

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Table Tipping – Long Eaton, with Pietro Politano

  “It must be a trick – mustn’t it? A table moving of its own accord. It just is not possible.” Those were my thoughts prior to attending a table tipping evening. So, when an opportunity to experience it for … Continue reading

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Schools Hebridean Society Trip 1974

What a delight it was for my friend, Peter Kerr, to introduce me to the website commemorating the Schools Hebridean Society whom I joined for their 1974 trip to Rhenigidale, on Harris, in the Outer Hebrides. It brought back many … Continue reading

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It’s Alive – Great Live Music Performances

The first live gig I attended was Santana at the Empire Pool Wembley, Sat 6th Nov, 1976, I had a mid- priced ticket at £2.50. Unbilled supports were Journey, who were dreadful, and Eric Burdon who was wonderful. Hunched, almost … Continue reading

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The Golden Age of Spiritualism

I have been doing some research for my partner Jane Osborne who is writing a book about the explosion of interest in Spiritualism in the mid 18th century which carried on for a century. It has been highly instructive for … Continue reading

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Bethel Cemetery, Sketty, Swansea

I have never taken much interest in graveyards. It has always seemed to me that placing a loved one in a box to rot six feet underground is odd. Not that some graveyards do not have grandeur. The Arlington War … Continue reading

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Spoken Word at Caffé del Nino , Cannock– 9/7/17

  I had heard about this event for some months but not had the opportunity to catch it. I was curious for two reasons. Firstly, I always like attending new poetry evenings so that I can learn how o improve … Continue reading

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