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“I just couldn’t stop thinking”

Some Comments on the article in The Times, Monday
September 28th 2015
“I just couldn’t stop thinking”
by Rose Bretécher.
She tells Lucy Cavendish what cured her.

The article begins with the statement: “Rose Bretécher at the age of 29, is the latest publishing sensation. She has just written……


Remember Heathrow

Remember Heathrow

John Wild 1944

We shall remember thee in days to come
Before the ruthless hand of man had spoiled
When sweet peace lingered on thy country brow,
The day when sound of plover lulled thee,
The night when screech owl loved thy lonely shade
We shall remember thee although the time…


Bad History: Schoolchildren are not responsible for the crimes of slavery

Bad History: Schoolchildren are not responsible for the crimes of slavery

 


A Day; Just One of Many

Introduction

After the outbreak of World War 2, Poland was invaded from the West by Germany and from the East by the USSR, which was at that time allied with Germany. The Soviets deported between 1 and 2 million Polish civilians to labour camps in Northern Russia and Siberia. Most of them were women, children and……


Wotjek

The story of a bear cub adopted by the 22nd Artillery Supply Company of the Polish II Corps

Click the link below to view/download the PDF

Wojtek PDF


Windrush

The 1948 Voyage of the Empire Windrush from the Caribbean to London

Verifying the details of this famous voyage proved astonishingly difficult considering its place in modern history. It was only after months of trawling the internet and emailing every Caribbean connection known to me, that a definitive response was received from:

Gareth Bellis
Library……


Immigration

Immigration

To use the argument that the population of Britain originated from waves of immigration to justify the present day unsustainable figures is disingenuous, as it is entirely a matter of scale.

What is now referred to as Ancient Britain was a peninsula of Europe, until a tsunami, triggered by gigantic……


Population Growth

An article on population growth by Rod Liddle


The Deserted Village by Oliver Goldsmith

The Deserted Village
by Oliver Goldsmith

Sweet Auburn, loveliest village of the plain,
Where health and plenty cheared the labouring swain,
Where smiling spring its earliest visit paid,
And parting summer’s lingering blooms delayed,
Dear lovely bowers of innocence and ease,
Seats of my youth, when every sport could please,
How often have I loitered o’er……