They’re cutting down the old holm oak in St. Peter’s churchyard, Maldon. The base of the trunk has a fungal infection that has weakened it and it is in danger of falling down. It has stood in front of the Thomas Plume library for about 150 years and has become an imposing presence in the […]
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
I previously wrote about the Thames Sailing Barge, British Empire and the rapid decline of a once handsome and rugged workhorse. The article was picked up by The Barge Blog, who kindly included a link to my story and it seemed to generate some interest. I recently came across some information about Thames Barges on my local history […]
A tour of Goldhanger today as part of National Heritage Open Day. Our guide was David Newman, who also runs the comprehensive Goldhanger Past website. Although I’ve lived in Goldhanger about 18 years it was still a fascinating tour and I learnt things I didn’t know. Over the years I’ve read bits of the Goldhanger […]
I’ve just read a blog post by Matt Gemmell entitled “Stories“. Matt is ‘an iOS (iPad, iPhone and iPod touch) and Mac OS X (Cocoa) developer and user experience/interface designer, based in Edinburgh, Scotland’ and not a writer in the sense of being an author of stories – at least not yet.