Monthly Archives: June 2021

Lottie Dod – The Victorian Wimbledon lady tennis star who even beat the men!

With the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships in full-swing, we’re often reminded of some of the great players past and present. Whilst the media like to concentrate on current or recently retired players, there is at least one lady player who … Continue reading

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A swan-song moment of glory for Tilbury Fortress

I thought I would finish my little run of Tilbury Fort related posts but recalling its last great moments and some might say greatest of all, the night it shot down a Zeppelin in WW1. The Zeppelin was invented by … Continue reading

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A little bit of the Assyrian Empire from ancient Babylon in a London garden

I don’t know about you but I’m the sort of person who always likes to go off exploring. If I see an open door or gate then I have to take a peek inside. I’ve seen some fascinating places by … Continue reading

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When Cricket FairPlay and sportsmanship were hit for SIX at Tilbury Fortress

My last post was all about my recent visit to Tilbury Fortress on the northern bank of the River Thames. Despite its massive size and strength or maybe because of it, no-one was ever killed in action here and yet … Continue reading

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Rank hath its privileges in the Tilbury Fort Chapel

Even in a Georgian Fortress, religion had its place and Tilbury has a rather modest chapel near the front gate. There is barely any ornate decoration but the simple decor and large stylised windows being the altar and along one … Continue reading

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Why has my MP and Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden left me to die?

Morning everyone! I wasn’t going to put this here though I wrote it elsewhere and had lots of feedback. I’ve had few people who I’ve never met send me emails the last week or two so I thought I would … Continue reading

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A visit to the impregnable Tilbury Fortress

Last Monday being part of a long Bank-holiday Monday and us entering our months behind schedule first warm weather of the year, I decided to visit Tilbury Fortress in the county of Essex though to all intents and purposes it … Continue reading

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Is eating people always wrong?

In my 3rd and final post on this wacky world of Victorian legal cases related to murders, we travel back to September 1884 in Falmouth on the SW coast of England when three rather emaciated sailors disembarked from their ship, … Continue reading

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Going back to the cinema after lockdown to watch The Unholy!

As everyone else has awaited the end of lockdown to go to the shops, pubs, eat out or simply to meet up with someone, for me I have been waiting 17 months to go to the cinema. I’ve always loved … Continue reading

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