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Flying over Lezennes

Five miles south-east of the centre of Lille is an airport. With an instrument landing system, VOR/DME and a main runway 2825m long it is now more than capable of handling aircraft up to about Boeing B767 size, and indeed today you can catch a flight direct from Lille to some 70 destinations around France, Europe and northern Africa. 764 more words

Bomber Command

Zoo Death

 In a previous blog I made the claim that zoos are (with some notable exceptions) death-denying heritage environments. Like many National Trust, Cadw and English Heritage properties, memorials are kept to a minimum and controlled, so as not to over-run the space. 211 more words


Dublin Inn

I am a member of the Bahá’í Faith. Each year a celebratory commemoration of when ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the son of Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith spoke in Dublin in 1912 takes place on the same anniversary weekend. 191 more words


Why isn't the 75th anniversary of World War II a bigger deal?

Strangely quiet on the anniversary front.  World War II is seventy-five years old today.  Perhaps a cake would be inappropriate, but a bit more recognition would have been nice. 391 more words

Eldest is an epic read! But if you'd like to embark on this, start with reading Eragon (preceding book).

Eldest is part on a series called the Inheritance Cycle, with Eragon being the first book.  In my experience of reading Eldest, let alone Eragon, both books have captivated me.   346 more words


An Effigial Dinosaur that Defied Extinction

This entry relates to my earlier blog about effigy tombs in cathedrals and another about Coventry Cathedral. It concerns the amazing survival of the effigy tomb of the excitingly named Bishop Huyshe Wolcott Yeatman-Biggs (1845-1922). 517 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory

The Twentieth Century’s Second European War


Just before 9 a.m. on 3 September 1939 the British Ambassador in Berlin, Sir Neville Henderson, had arrived at the Foreign Ministry to deliver an ultimatum. 680 more words