Tag Archives: History

Discovering My Home Town

9 Feb

Gosh, I hadn’t realised how long it’s been since I last posted!

Over the last week or so I’ve been addicted to a local quiz page on Facebook. It’s involved a lot of research, and finding out things I didn’t know. Seeing lots of old photos and also starting to notice the architecture of places still standing. It’s also involved going off at tangents and learning about people and events. For instance, I’ve only just realised what tiny hands Winston Churchill had, after seeing a photo of a post war visit to Accrington.

Winston’s gloves to be auctioned


Churchill’s “petite” gloves.

Also there is a museum which has been set up in the market hall by volunteers. Well done to them for the effort, but the artifacts do seem to be very generic. Basically it could be in any northern town.

Surely with the wealth of industrial (and otherwise) history in the town of Accrington, we could come up with something more specific?

Market museum



Women Are Teachable

23 Sep

Well fancy that..who’d have thought it.

Women Are Teachable

Nikola Tesla

18 Sep

English: The photograph image of Nikola Tesla ...

Why did we never learn about this guy in school? Well I certainly didn’t.

Lots of campaigns going now  to get a museum started in his honour and have a film made about his life. I am in no way surprised.

The Greatest Geek Who Ever Lived

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Nikola Tesla – Wikipedia

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List of Tesla Patents

The Blackburn Museum Blog

Fun and interesting stories and objects


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Egg in the Middle

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Rocking away the blues

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It's not what you look at that matters, It's what you see .....

Cubik's Rube

Regular blogging on atheism, skepticism, genderism, journalism, anarchism, politics, and other stuff that infuriates or inspires me.

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Trust me, I've been there, I've looked, I've searched and I know now, that there are no answers to be found in the bottom of a bottle or on the edge of a blade! Fighting Hard, Recovering, Rebuilding, REBORN. Moving on from addiction to a new life.

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Beyond the Sphere

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Dave Whatt

All art is about truth - as a result all artists are liars

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Wonderings, musings, motherhood, and more....


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I used to be indecisive...

...but now I'm not so sure

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It's about the sound, the rhythm, and the passion for life.

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Ramblings of a Quasi-Redhead


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Do or do not, There is no try.

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Your guide to practically true history.


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