Building Blocks of History 13th September

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 13th September  in years gone by.

In 122 AD the building of Hadrian’s Wall began.

In 1894 J.B. Priestley was born.

In 1902 Harry Jackson was the first person to be convicted using fingerprint evidence in Britain.

In 2010 we enjoyed a break in County Cork.

Memories of cool

evening sunshine cheers the heart

in the winter months.

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What does 13th September  mean to you?  Create a Blocks of History post and add a link in the comments box.

Marie

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BUILDING BLOCKS OF HISTORY 2ND SEPTEMBER

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 2nd September in years gone by.

In 490 AD said to be the day Pheidippides ran from Marathon to Athens.

In 1666 the Great Fire of London started.

In 1937 Barron Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympics,  died.

In 2013 the children created art inspired by Andy Goldsworthy.

Olympic spirit

peaceful ethical pursuit

of personal best.

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BUILDING BLOCKS OF HISTORY 30TH AUGUST

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 30th August in years gone by.

In 1797 Mary Shelley was born.

In 1860 Britain’s first tramway opened in Birckenhead.

In 1901 Herbert Cecil Booth patented the vacuum cleaner.

In 2016 a shopping trip to Leicester before going back to work.

Remembering the

original thinkers who

have touched all our lives.

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BUILDING BLOCKS OF HISTORY 23rd AUGUST

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 23rd August in years gone by.

In 1305 William Wallace was executed.

In 1617 the first one way streets were established in London.

In 1926 Rudolph Valentino died.

In 2015 we enjoyed our last sunny walk of the summer at Stanwick Lakes.

Sombre blanched faces

hopes dashed and tears shed for our

romantic heroes.

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Marie

Building Blocks of History 16th August

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 16th August in years gone by.

In 1819 the Peterloo Massacre occurred in Manchester.

In 1858 Queen Victoria the first transatlantic telegram was sent by Queen Victoria to President James Buchanan.

In 1977 Elvis Presley died.

In 2016 I was dog sitting and spent the day in the park.

Simultaneous

dawning of a new era

disappearing star.

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Marie

 

BUILDING BLOCKS OF HISTORY 2nd AUGUST

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 2nd August in years gone by.

In 1100 King William II was killed by an arrow whilst hunting in the New Forest.

In 1875 the UK’s first roller skating rink opened in Belgravia.

1n 1932 Peter O’Toole was born.

In 2014 a walk around Harrogate’s Valley Gardens recharged our batteries in the middle of a family crisis.

When, without warning,

tragedy strikes. Our whole world

changes forever.

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Marie

Building blocks of History 26th July

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 26th July in years gone by.

 

In 1469 the Battle of Edgecote Moor was fought during the Wars of the Roses.

In 1745 the first recorded women’s cricket match took place near Guildford.

In 1803 the Surrey Iron Railway opened.

In 2016 we visited Canterbury Cathedral.

In the shadow of

medieval travellers,

honour the martyr.

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What does 26th July mean to you?  Create a Blocks of History post and add a link in the comments box.

Marie