Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas and New Year 1844…….real events from 170 years ago!


Hello readers. This is my final blog of 2014 and it has been a very interesting year for me. In late July I uploaded my first book to Amazon. It was a steep learning curve and you never can tell … Continue reading

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The Christmas Truce December 24th / 25th 1914


The Christmas Truce 1914 : German soldiers of the 134th Saxon Regiment photographed with men of the 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in No Man’s Land on the Western Front. Hello again readers This evening December 24th and indeed tomorrow marks … Continue reading

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The History of Christmas Carols


Hello again readers, herewith some  recent research on the fascinating history of Christmas Carols……… NB Hyperlinks to performances of Christmas Carols on Youtube are part of this blog. I recommend the reader takes in all the text first then comes … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 15 The Final Victim ( First Draft)


In late August a rumour circulated that there had been another death in Sneinton that was related to the Saville Hanging. The rumour was confirmed with the printing of newspapers on Friday August 23rd. Yet another inquest had taken place, … Continue reading

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The End of the World is Nigh! Or is it?


Hello again readers. Christmas 2013 is nearly over. The turkeys have been consumed, presents opened and enjoyed and Santa is safely back at the North Pole ! Christmas celebrations are about to give way to  those for the impending new year. … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of Christmas Past


Hello again readers and may I wish you all a very Merry Christmas 2013. It is the afternoon of Christmas Eve and all is now calm. The Christmas shopping is over, topped up by quite literally last minute shopping at … Continue reading

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