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2 hours ago, DavidM said:

D-Day 80 . Listening to the veterans stories has been very emotional . The best of us , never to be forgotten 

I've just attended the memorial service at the cenotaph in Hull. Very emotional. We will never forget those great men.

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Today was the anniversary of the birth of Leone Sextus Denys Oswolf Fraudatifilius Tollemache-Tollemache de Orellana Plantagenet Tollemache-Tollemache.

https://mulberryhall.medium.com/odd-this-day-8203355cb728 

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Apologies, but I am a day late with this.

Yesterday was the 162nd anniversary of the Blaydon races, as described by the contemporary song-writer, George Ridley

Aa went to Blaydon Races, 'twas on the ninth of Joon,
Eiteen hundred an' sixty-two, on a summer's efternoon;
Aa tyuk the 'bus frae Balmbra's, an' she wis heavy laden,
Away we went 'lang Collin'wood Street, that's on the road to Blaydon.

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On 10/06/2024 at 15:55, Futtocks said:

Today was the anniversary of the birth of Leone Sextus Denys Oswolf Fraudatifilius Tollemache-Tollemache de Orellana Plantagenet Tollemache-Tollemache.

https://mulberryhall.medium.com/odd-this-day-8203355cb728 

Silly or Very Silly Party?

"I'm from a fishing family. Trawlermen are like pirates with biscuits." - Lucy Beaumont.

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10 minutes ago, Ullman said:

Silly or Very Silly Party?

Wait 'til you find out that the first "Tollemache-Tollemache" is pronounced differently to the second "Tollemache-Tollemache".

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43 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

Wait 'til you find out that the first "Tollemache-Tollemache" is pronounced differently to the second "Tollemache-Tollemache".

I seem to remember that's where the Tolly came from in Tolly Cobbold ales.

"I'm from a fishing family. Trawlermen are like pirates with biscuits." - Lucy Beaumont.

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On this day in 1816, Lord Byron issued a challenge to his fellow holiday-makers, John Polidori, Percy Shelley and Mary Shelley. to write a macabre story each.

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First day Battle of the Somme … the British suffered 57,000 casualties a record for the British Army. Naturally we did it again the next day , and next  . Five months later for a gain of 6 miles we’d suffered 420,000 casualties and the Battle a million in total 

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Today marks the 84th anniversary of the opening of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which served travellers well for, ooh, about 4 months.

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45 years to the day that Sapphire & Steel first hit our screens and messed up a lot of young minds.

"All irregularities will be handled by the forces controlling each dimension. Transuranic heavy elements may not be used where there is life. Medium atomic weights are available: Gold, Lead, Copper, Jet, Diamond, Radium, Sapphire, Silver and Steel. Sapphire and Steel have been assigned."

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