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 9th 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 9th August in years gone by.

In 1173 construction of the Leaning Tower of Pisa began.

In 1870 The Elementary Education Act was passed, making education compulsory for 5 to 13 year olds in England and Wales.

In 1902 Edward VII and Alexandra were crowned.

In 2011 we visited the traditional seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare.

A far-sighted gift

to future generations

taken for granted.

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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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Marie

 

Building Blocks of History – 19th 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 19th July in years gone by.

In 1545 Henry VIII’s Mary Rose sank in the Solent.

1n 1553 Lady Jane Grey was deposed as Queen.

In 1799 the Rosetta Stone was discovered.

In 2013 I was a very proud mum at my daughter’s graduation.

 

Good education

Unravelling history

Key to the future.

 

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Marie