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Archive for May 14th, 2017

Race Day Recollections

Today, a well known social media site that rhymes with Racehook reminded that two years ago today I spent a day at the races, where I met up with an old friend from Gateshead. I’m not sure why I’m making a poor attempt at providing the website anonymity, but as my mum has always advocated “It’s better to be safe than sorry.”…… Actually she says “It’s better to be sorry than safe.”, but I suspect she means […]

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Family History with Strings Attached

Some ancestral object d’art may not have the aesthetic allure of a Capability Brown landscape design, or an Italian Renaissance painting; however that shouldn’t diminish its importance within the fabric of your family history. Before I move on I should clarify that, to the best of my knowledge, my family have never owned a Italian Renaissance painting. Its inclusion is for scene setting purposes only. This prior to its eventual arrival at the actual topic of my […]

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