Ramblings

Big Freeze 1963

The actual date was 28th December 1962, a night I will never forget. Snow had been falling most of the day but by ...

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The Beast from the East

1st March the meteorological  first day of spring, also St David’s day. The astronomical first day of Spring ...

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Breathe

In early October 2017 Lizzy and I decided to visit the Kassam stadium cinema in Oxford to see “Goodbye ...

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Bewick Swans

Good news for all you winter weather watchers, Bewick swans having flown 2000 miles from the arctic feeding grounds ...

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RAF’s worst peacetime air disaster Hastings TG577

Tragic Hastings air crash 6th July 1965 The afternoon was beautiful and sunny and we were loading aggregate into ...

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Church Cottage and the Rest

February 1963 saw myself and brother Terry just about coping with the terrible weather during the 62/63 winter, ...

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First brochure 1963

Returning from our Faringdon site I listened to Mozart Eine KleineNachtmusic[ a little serenade ] the music ...

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Stone Circles for Garden

Thankfully, after nearly 60 years in the trade, I still find our business exciting.  When visiting our Faringdon ...

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Act of kindness

John Jackson in Ecuadour 1987 during the terrible earthquake witnessed a simple scene of compassion. He wrote: The ...

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Winter 1962/63 – part two

Cold air became firmly established on the 29th December 1962,blizzards developed in the south west of England where ...

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