BUILDING BLOCKS OF HISTORY 3RD MAY

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 3rd May in years gone by.

 

In  1469 Niccolo Machiavelli was born.

In 1810 Lord Byron swam the Hellespont , emulating Leander.

In 1951 George VI opened the Festival of Britain.

In 2008 we watched carriage driving trials.

Intricate intrigues

and elaborate plans of

The Prince and a king.

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Marie

Building Blocks of History 12th April

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 12th April in years gone by.

In  1911 Pierre Prier made the first nonstop flight from London to Paris.

In 1961 Yuri Gagarin orbited the earth.

In 1992 Euro Disney opened.

In 2011 a sunny walk by the river in Bath.

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Days of spring sunshine

and magical daydreams of

whimsical ventures.

 

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Marie

 

Building Blocks of History 22nd March

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 22nd March in years gone by.

In 1765 the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act.

In 1774 Tom Thumb’s Song Book was published.

In 1930 Stephen Sondheim was born.

In 2013 we woke up to an unusual covering of snow,

Early spring aubades

Tinkle in morning breezes

Frozen deep in time.

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Marie

Building Blocks of History 15th March

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 15th March in years gone by.

In 44 BC Julius Caesar was assassinated.

1493 Christopher Columbus returned to Spain after his first voyage to the New World.

In 1994 a rainbow was visible for 6 hours in Wetherby, North Yorkshire.

In 2015 we explored Kirby Hall, Northamptonshire.

 

Following rainbows

Creating world history

Giving people hope.

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Marie

Building Blocks of History 8th March

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 8th March in years gone by.

 

In 1910 the Baroness Raymonde de Laroche became the first woman to receive a pilot’s licence.

In 1917 the Russian Revolution began.

In 1952 my dad celebrated his 16th birthday.

In 2001 the wreck of Donald Campbell’s, Bluebird, was raised from the bottom of Coniston Water.

Poised on the brink of

Life’s astonishing story.

Distant memories.

 

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Marie

Building Blocks of History 1st March

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 1st March in years gone by.

Between 46 BC & 1582 AD today was the start of the first month of the year.

In 1784 the first cookery school was opened in Britain by E. Kidner.

In 1966 the space probe Venus III crash landed on Venus – the first craft to arrive on another planet.

In 2016 we met these beautiful horse when out walking.

First overtures of

Friendship extended to our

Galactic neighbour.

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Marie