Monthly Archives: August 2015

A tragic tale

A tragic tale Wells Cathedral  was until this week a missing piece in my cathedral collection. Of course a 12the century masterpiece,  England’s first Gothic .Built by the man who got Henry II off the Beckett murder rap, saved by … Continue reading

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The Best Thing

The Best Thing The Fleet Service station on the M3. Starbucks. On the way back from an enjoyable day out in Wells, a delightful cathedral city. The man opposite is having a coffee and cake. He is round and bald … Continue reading

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Dirty Postcards

Dirty Postcards When I was about eight  I was playing and probably losing a game of tennis to my  sister on Highbury Fields. A middle aged man in the proverbial mack walked by. And then he came by a second … Continue reading

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Jim Marty (1930-2015) RIP

James August Marty(1930-2015)RIP   Jim Marty had lived 82 years in our street. A  religious, family man, his funeral  yesterday was well attended and totally convincing of a “good and solid life”. The simple, almost bare St Simons in Putney … Continue reading

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Peer Pressure

Peer Pressure.   Howard Burnham and I bestrode the  History Sixth like Colossi. Our bejewelled A levels became magic carpets which whisked me to then sexy Keele and he to snooty Durham. He has achieved fame if not fortune as … Continue reading

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Onward Labour Soldiers

Onward Labour Soldiers They just don’t get it. Blair, Brown, Mandelson, Blunkett, Kinnock,Campbell et al. The  Labour college of cardinals(mostly retired), the boyos born to rule. Every time they speak against the pretender  Corbyn, 10000 more Labour supporters come out … Continue reading

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A Solitary Life

Where were you in 1965. Moi? Second year university. Loving it and then onward  into a life lived. We all have our stories. Even Hugo Pinell. In 1965 this Nicaraguan born fellow went down aged 19 as coloured chums often … Continue reading

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