Monthly Archives: May 2013

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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