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Leaving a mark

This is a continutation of Record time blog – how we record and preserve our lives, occupations and achievements. I was having a clear out of files and I came across a folder with some images I had mislaid, as  they had not been labelled correctly. Market Lavington, Melksham and Warminster feature this time. A… Read More Leaving a mark

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Happy Birthday, Sir Ian

McKellen on stage  80th birthday tour With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You Twenty-eight down, fifty-one to go In an interview last year about his one-man show tour of 80 venues to celebrate his 80th birthday year, Sir Ian McKellen said, ‘This is not a farewell tour – I’m saying hello again.’ And it was wonderful for… Read More Happy Birthday, Sir Ian

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Spring walk

On a walk around Steeple Ashton, snowdrops were appearing everywhere, a sure sign that spring is round the corner. I love looking at the interesting buildings in this ancient village with its wool trade past. Down a back lane I came across Cruck Cottage. I was interested in finding out more but it was undergoing… Read More Spring walk

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Record time

From Lascaux’s prehistoric cave paintings to illuminated manuscripts on vellum to 25 million books in the British Library, we have the records of so many minds with thoughts and feelings marked out in words, shapes and images for personal or for public viewing. I visited the Royal Voluntary Service Archive and Heritage Collection in Devizes… Read More Record time

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Winter wonderland

Silence.  A white winter wonderland.  Schools are closed. Chance to take out the sledge, make a snowman. No one driving their cars. No recycling collection today. No post or deliveries. Just a few dog walkers. One little dog in a pink woolly jacket.  Footprints disappear as the snow continues to fall. Silence. A comfort blanket… Read More Winter wonderland