Tag Archives: Death

Opportunity Knocks… Again! From blogging to the small screen.

I’ve found that blogging has opened no end of doors for me whether it be writing books and articles, my tour company or being invited onto the radio or television however I must admit that I wasn’t expecting what happened … Continue reading

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Remembering My Great Grandad Ernest Heard Who Died 100 Years Ago Today in Amarah, Iraq.

Today marks the 100th anniversary of one of the biggest moments in 20th century history, if not for many people, at least for myself and perhaps a few others.  For on this day, January 25th 1917, my Great Grandad Ernest … Continue reading

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Why has 2016 seen so many celebrity deaths?

It was back in early spring that it was said that 2016 was obviously being written by Game of Thrones writer, George RR Martin.   The number of famous people who have died in 2016 is almost too big to … Continue reading

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The longest ongoing conflicts in the world

It’s that time of year when most websites and blogs do a rather whimsical review of the year with an overly saccharine Christmasy feeling.   That may be all well and good for those of us living in something of … Continue reading

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Cross Bones Graveyard – A resting place for the ‘Single women’ of London

Today whilst conducting a private Charles Dickens Walking Tour with a colleague, I took a little detour through the back streets of Borough and Southwark to visit two very special and unique places. This area of London lies just south of … Continue reading

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Remembering Andrew Sachs, Manuel from Fawlty Towers

learn This morning awaking before 5am I was saddened to learn of the death of Andrew Sachs who famously portrayted  the well-meaning but inept Spanish waiter Manuel in the classic comedy Fawlty Towers. Manuel was always in a state of constant … Continue reading

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The Last Post

It is one of the most evocative and moving pieces of music and as with every year, The Last Post will be played all over the world on Remembrance Day but its origins had nothing to do with mourning. The … Continue reading

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Mary Ann Cotton – Dark Angel

As we reach All Hallows Eve, it has become a tradition that I write a post related to Halloween or at least, things that go bump in the night.  Last year I wrote about the apparently true events portrayed in … Continue reading

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The Aberfan Disaster Remembered 50 Years On

Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of one of the worst post-war disasters in Britain when on an ordinary October day, a quiet village in South Wales literally had the world fall in on them. The village of Aberfan sat beneath the … Continue reading

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The Battle of The Somme 100 Years On

Friday July 1st 2016 marks the centerniary of the commencement of The Battle Of The Somme.  It is fair to say that July 1st 1916 might possibly the most horrific day in British history and most likely in the top … Continue reading

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