Building Blocks of History 18th October

Things happen every day, big and small. Together they make our family history, our local history, our country’s history and sometimes they become part of global history.

All of these things happened on 18th  October in years gone by.

In 1910 E M  Howard’s End, one of my favourite Forster novels, was published.

In 1922 the British Broadcasting Company was founded.

In 1977 Hilary Bradshaw became the first woman to referee a rugby match.

In 1990 my mother, daughter and I visited Queen Eleanor’s Garden in Winchester.

Past and future meet

in the footsteps of a queen.

Mighty matriarchs.

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What does 18th  October mean to you?  Create a Blocks of History post and add a link in the comments box.

Marie

 

 

 

 

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HAIGA HEAVEN CHALLENGE 42 – NOBLE

Traditionally, Japanese Haigas are a complimentary combination of a haiku and simple painting. Modern Haiga writers embrace a range of visual media including photography and graphics.

Join me, having fun, creating new Haigas, using your favourite medium.

If you want to join in,  you’ll find a new prompt to inspire your  Haiga  every Sunday.  Add a link in the comments box to share your Haiga.

I look forward to seeing your take on this week prompt – Noble.

Age of chivalry
of noble lords and ladies
turning a blind eye.

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Marie

11th October

Things happen every day, big and small. Together they make our family history, our local history, our country’s history and sometimes they become part of global history.

All of these things happened on 11th October in years gone by.

In 1521 Henry VIII was given the title “Defender of the Faith”.

In 1899 the Boer War began.

In 1982 the Mary Rose was finally raised to the surface.

In 2013 we lost access to our wildlife area to ‘progress’.

 

North winds chill the air

memories of battles lost

chill our hearts and souls.

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What does 11th October mean to you?  Create a Blocks of History post and add a link in the comments box.

Marie