Author Archives: Magicfingers

Lice, or La Main Coupée

Now, I don’t usually do this, in fact I don’t think I have ever done so before, but I am going to recommend a read for you.  Until last week, this little book had resided for decades, unread, in a … Continue reading

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Rye – St. Mary’s Church, War Memorial & the Ypres Tower

Still in East Sussex, from Rye Harbour we now find ourselves in Rye itself. The eight upper panels list the names of the Great War dead. The Second World war casualties are remembered around the base of the memorial,… …and … Continue reading

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The Weekly Postcard No. 58

A handful of classic humorous British cards this week.  Products of a bygone era, they really don’t require any accompanying text from me.

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Rye Harbour War Memorial & Church of the Holy Spirit Churchyard

Down on the Sussex coast, about as far south as you can get, there’s a little church,… …unfortunately locked, as it turned out, on this particular day,… …although luckily for us,… …it’s the lych gate that we have primarily come … Continue reading

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The Weekly Postcard No. 57

On 18th August 1917, at about three in the afternoon, according to the official report, a spark from a kitchen fire ignited a pile of straw and burned down half a city. 

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St. Blazey War Memorial

 

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The Weekly Postcard No. 56

Oh, I do like a romantic poem.  And these two look suitably well-matched, wouldn’t you say?

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