‘The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. We have no selfish ends to serve. We desire no conquest, no dominion. We seek no indemnities for ourselves, no material compensation for the sacrifices we shall freely make.’ Woodrow Wilson, on the State of… Read More The Winds and Words of War
“World War I was the most colossal, murderous, mismanaged butchery that has ever taken place on earth. Any writer who said otherwise lied. So the writers either wrote propaganda, shut up, or fought.” Ernest Hemingway The Winds and Words of War World War I Posters and Prints from the San Antonio Public Library Collection 18… Read More Wake up, America
The Calne Harris’s bronze pig sculpture was returned to its rightful home today – 10 November. Hundrerds of people gathered in Phelps Parade to watch the unveiling by Mayor Cllr Tony Trotman and see the pigs emerge from under a white sheet. The pigs were lost to view as children rushed forward to clamber all… Read More Back Home
Who put the sunglasses and red lips on The Calne Head? Whoever did, has put a smile on the faces of passersby. It’s a chilly, dark miserable start to November. Let’s have more things to cheer us up as winter draws in. How about a couple of sombreros on the pigs when the sculpture is… Read More Bring me sunshine
We are waiting for the re-installation of the Calne bronze pigs sculpture by Richard Cowdy which was stolen on Sunday evening, 10 October by a gang from Swindon; and through the power of social media was recovered and returned. After some repairs to the damaged base, the pigs will be welcomed home to Phelps Parade… Read More What are we waiting for?