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Creepypasta

I can’t quite work out why spooky internet stories are called “creepypastas”, except to say that there is a brilliant website of the same name. At http://www.creepypasta.com you can find a selection of horror and ghost stories, written in different … Continue reading

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The Club Einstein a Go Go

Years ago – I forget when, but I’m sure I’ve written about it since – I used to go to a club. It was a peculiar place, called the Einstein A Go Go. I think it finally closed down around … Continue reading

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Friday Night: Much As I Hate Swindon….

..and for good reason… AND Reminding me of the days when the sun actually used to shine…

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Francis Robert George Forsyth

When I was a kid, I used to pour over a particular edition of the Guinness Book of Records – 1983, in fact. It had been given to me by a cousin for the simple act of visiting him, a … Continue reading

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The Solar System of the Olden Days

These days, we’re used to pin-sharp images of the edge of the universe and we take for granted that we can see distant stars as disks – which used to be a tenet of astronomy that this did not happen. … Continue reading

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Floods

Following on from my posts last night, which simply re-printed material I had researched and written a few years ago, here is an interesting parallel. This is a photo of Bourton on the Water, flooded out in 1937: And here … Continue reading

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**** Off, Dr Beeching You Miserable Std.

…and here’s another. All original research is mine, all actual quotes, from The Gloucestershire Echo. Some Press Reaction to the Closure of the Railway in Bourton. All the sources mentioned in this article are available in the Gloucestershire Record Office … Continue reading

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