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The value of these simple and inexpensive instruments has been proved in too many cases to need any argument in their favour

In which I make a cork Lifejacket… Continue reading

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Caress the detail, the divine detail

“Caress the detail, the divine detail” Vladimir Nabokov A couple of weeks ago I was showing a friend the sights in Peterborough, including our vintage shop, which is stuffed with cut price treasures, when we discovered this bodice. My first … Continue reading

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Wanted! Victorian footballers!

Hi   We are currently looking for performers to take part in a costumed performance at the big Weekend In Cambridge on Saturday the 6th of July.   The performance will celebrate 150 years of the Cambridge Rules (the rules … Continue reading

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“As an operator he was bold, but not cool, rapid without being dexterous and he had no sympathy with humanity”

This is sort of a review of the Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men exhibition at The Museum of London, but also with many other related reflections and distractions. I visited the exhibition twice, once with my Australian scriptwriter friend, on … Continue reading

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