Smoke from the guns of the Honorable Artillery Company billowed out over the Thames at Tower Bridge. From the Tower of London the Company fired one shot a minute for each of the 56 years of the Kink’s life. A similar salute was fired in Hyde Park by the six guns of the King’s Troop, […]
The newspapers of England were, on Thursday 7th February 1952, reporting the death of King George 6th. Unfortunately I had a later date on my notes! I am bringing this error up to date and the first report will be published here at 14.00 hours today. Sorry.
In my younger days – the 1950’s that is – I was one of those thousands, or maybe millions, of British teenagers who latched on to the US ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ performers. Elvis was my number one with Buddy Holly a close second. I can remember hearing – and then getting dad to buy – […]
January 22, 2018 · by talkinghistory2013 · in 20th century, 20th century conflict, 20th century sport, Cars · Leave a comment ·Edit It was in 1909 that, at the ‘request’ of Prince Albert of Monaco, the Automobile Club de Monaco started planning a car rally. The participants would start at points all over Europe and […]
It is Haxey Hood day – the day when a part of the Isle of Axholme goes a bit crazy for the afternoon to mark one of England’s oldest traditions. Where is it? It’s in North Lincolnshire – the only part of Lincolnshire west of the River Trent – and between the three towns of […]
Hello everyone that has followed my postings over the past few years. I have really enjoyed it all – and I hope you have too – but all things must come to an end sometime. I think it is the time for me. I won’t bore you with details – let’s just say Brian’s brains […]
It was on Wednesday 24th October 1945 that the United Nations officially came into existence. The charter had been signed by delegates from 50 member nations in San Francisco on Tuesday 26th June 1945 at the end of the United Nation Conference on International Organization. The preamble to that Charter said: ‘We the people of […]