Tag Archives: Churchill

Echo Chamber Politics – What’s wrong with being offended?

I don’t know how it is where you live but over here, everyone who is anyone conducts interviews or media broadcasts in front of bookshelves.  One or two come over as very poor excuses for a bookshelf especially for a … Continue reading

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VE Day Remembered in Photos – This Is Your Victory!

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The 8th May 1945 was V.E. Day or Victory in Europe Day over the Axis Powers of Germany and Italy and for much of the world, an end to WW2.  Many Western European nations have an annual WW2 national holiday … Continue reading

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100 years ago Aviators Alcock and Brown made their pioneering trans-Atlantic flight

Today, millions of people cross the Atlantic every year thanks to commercial air travel, but it’s easy to forget that it had never been done less than a century ago. Glasgow born Arthur Brown was shot down over Germany during … Continue reading

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Winston Churchill style icon? Siren Suits – the precursor to Onesies.

It was only 2 or 3 years ago where much of the world, or at least those perhaps lacking in sartorial elegance, was obsessed with an item of clothing known as a Onesie.  Usually made for people who want a … Continue reading

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The history of 10 Downing Street and a peek behind its famous black door.

A few weeks ago I posted about a ‘fake’ Number 10 Downing Street and so I thought it would be timely to write about the actual Number 10 Downing Street especially as having written about historic and political situations for … Continue reading

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London VE Day Photos from 8th May 1945

Today is VE Day and I wasn’t going to post anything in particular but a quick search came across countless incredible photos and so I thought, why not! VE Day is a public holiday in several European countries such as … Continue reading

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The Bank of England issues plastic £5 notes

Tuesday sees the Bank of England issuing the first in the range of plastic bank notes which will begin the process of phasing out paper money forever. The first note to be issued with be the £5 note and will … Continue reading

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3rd September 1939 – Britain Declares War On Germany

Today I was giving a tour of Chartwell House to two nice folk from Colorado, USA.  Chartwell House was the home of Prime Minister Winston Churchill and is full of his old belongings from his radio to his cigars. Whilst … Continue reading

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20 of the greatest speeches of all time

I’ve always been interested in speeches and it always seems interesting how easy it is to pick out those that are naturally gifted orators with those who merely give it their best shot. Last night much if the U.K wS … Continue reading

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The tragic story of Sidney Ashcroft & the Guernsey Eight

As we approach Armistice Day, I thought I would write on another history related item, this time from WW2. Not many people know that part of the British Isles was conquered and occupied by Nazi Germany.  The Channel Islands, in … Continue reading

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