Bonfire Night for a Warwickshire lad!

Warwickshire-born Robert Catesby led the group of Roman Catholic activists that famously failed to blow up the Houses of Parliament in November 1605. His family on his mother's side were descended from Sir Robert Throckmorton of Coughton, and as the plot progressed he convinced Everard Digby to rent Coughton Court "the better to be able to …

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Remembrance Day 2010

As the years continue to go by it is forever more important to remember those who went before, who gave their lives so that you can live yours. I've spent the past week explaining to my American co-workers why I was wearing a poppy (no it doesn't  squirt water, no it isn't for cancer awareness) …

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I tell you I’m a Hobbit!

I read in the news (The Telegraph - Middle Earth protest as New Zealanders take to the streets over Hobbit plans) that Peter Jackson was considering moving the troubled production of Tolkien's Hobbit out of New Zealand.  Outraged Antipodeans protested with banners stating "New Zealand is Middle Earth". This made me smile because I consider …

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Radiohead – Harry Patch (In Memory Of)

Back in August Radiohead released a song dedicated to the memory of the last British veteran of World War 1, the late Harry Patch. All proceeds of the song are being donated to the The Royal British Legion, and the song can be downloaded from the Radiohead website here. footage from ITN News As Thom …

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