Category Archives: history

California Dreaming Just Became Reality: Let’s All Go To San Francisco

  Fisherman’s Wharf is a hive of activity; a lot of it tourist.  Street shows include musicians, clowns & artists. Every now & then you can capture a glimpse of daily life, ‘sans’ tourist. A van makes deliveries to a … Continue reading

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Isle of Man TT: A Lesson in Health, Safety & Taking Risks to Achieve Great Results

My son, Matt, is currently living in the Isle of Man & this year he has had opportunity to witness the Isle of Man TT Races for the first time. As a result, so have I. I cannot believe how … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: One Minute Book Reviews

Although it can be a struggle at first, reading books is something I enjoy. Once I’ve started I have to finish! They are like a magnet, drawing me in. Personally, I find the physical book much more accessible & attractive … Continue reading

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History In The Sun

  These photos were taken last night just before I played a gig in the historic Guildhall. Here, Leicester Cathedral, burial place for King Richard III, glows in the evening sun.     Makes you wonder what history these walls … Continue reading

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Through The Generations

Many times on my walk into town I pass this spot without thinking. However, as I captured this photo recently I wondered how much this view has changed over the years & who has stood where I stand through the … Continue reading

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Photo Journey

I never cease to be amazed by the beauty that surrounds me, especially when I take time to look for it. The Isle Of Man was a mystery to me until last year, 2014, when my two children moved there for … Continue reading

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The Train Now Standing At Platform 2

Antique memories in the 21st Century: Gas light; GWR Manor Class loco; GCR  station bench together at Rothley Great Central Railway station today, all under an afternoon Winter sun. Take care until next time …

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