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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Marie

 

 

 

 

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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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Marie

 

 

 

Building Blocks of History 4th 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 4th October in years gone by.

In 1537 the English language Bible was printed,

In 1911 Britain’s first escalator was turned on.

In 1976 British Rail’s Intercity 125 service began.

In 2013 we celebrated our harvest festival.

Imaginative
innovations opening
possibilities.

 

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Marie

 

 

 

 

BUILDING BLOCKS OF HISTORY 27TH 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 27th September in years gone by.

In 1066 William the Conqueror and his army launched their invasion.

In 1389 Cosimo de Medici was born.

In 1825 Stephenson’s Locomotive No 1 carried the first passengers on a public rail line.

In 2016 we collected conkers in the grounds of Kirby Hal.

 

Risking all. Setting

out on the greatest of all

Of life’s adventures.

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Building Blocks of History 20th 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 20th September  in years gone by.

In 1643 the First Battle of Newbury was fought.

In 1860 Edward, Prince of Wales made the first Royal Visit to the US.

In 1967 the Queen Elizabeth II was launched.

In 1990 we took Katie on her  first ever holiday.

Crossing new borders

full of possibilities

travelling through life.

 

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Marie

 

 

 

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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Marie

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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