Author Archives: Veronica & James

Great Men of Our Times

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsIt has been my privilege to occasionally come across really great men of the age – depending on your definition of the ‘Age’ in that these men span over 100 years but have had tremendous effects on our present … Continue reading

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Up, Up and Away – Ballooning Trivia

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsIt’s interesting how a number of strands of information can come together and suggest other related connections. A serialization this week on BBC Radio 4 titled ‘Falling Upward’ based on a book about the early days of ballooning by … Continue reading

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A Dam’ Heroic Venture

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsThe 70th anniversary of the Bomber Command raid on the German dams, Eder, Möhne and Sorpe in 1943 has just passed.  The details of the raid have been recounted endlessly during the last week or so, accompanied by documentaries … Continue reading

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Alice in Cheltenham

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsCharles  Lutwidge Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll, author of the world-renowned children’s stories ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’, was a regular visitor to Cheltenham while the parents of his friend and acquaintance the Very Revd Henry … Continue reading

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Bulldog Drummond and the Cheltenham Circle

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsEvents and occurrences can be circular in character and sometimes a chain of coincidences brings a chain back to its source.  One such happened recently connecting the post First World War British adventure hero, the dashing ex-Army Captain ‘Bulldog’ … Continue reading

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One for the Birds

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics Mila Judge-Furstova, an excellent resident artist in Cheltenham, who was the artist in residence at the Cheltenham Ladies’ College (CLC) for some years and is a friend of daughter Rachael’s, is launching a new etching. We have admired … Continue reading

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The Falkland’s ‘Newspaper’ War

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsIt would be amusing if it were not so sad in the modern world that grown-up nations have to revert to tit-for-tat spats in their respective national presses to make serious points, that could potentially affect a lot of people’s … Continue reading

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Gunning for Trouble!

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsI have recently been reading some excellent fact and fiction on the American War of Independence – or the Rebellion of the British Colonies or the War of Liberation, depending on your personal viewpoint.  Consequently some important points concerning … Continue reading

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Hanover House’s Winter Newsletter

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsWe have decided to publish and distribute to many of our original visitors, a newsletter, circulated electronically, which might just keep friends up to date and encourage some to come back to the delights of Cheltenham. Vol 1 December 2012 … Continue reading

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Thought-Annoys Complaint

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsSorry about the title – a pun based on ‘Portnoy’s Complaint’, the well-known novel by the American Philip Roth on the subject of excessive sexuality – which doesn’t apply to the subject of this blog fortunately…  The only connection … Continue reading

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