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Justin the Money

13. Justin the Money (From the Public Parliament’s archive of ‘Misc. Notes’, May 2016) WON’T have accurate figures before Aug but guesstimate Year 1 costs to be 280-300K. Wallet & Natterbox want to explore for Year 2 costs& implications of: … Continue reading

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Kathy (Our Mam)

4. Kathy (Our Mam) (From the archive of (edited) interview transcripts, The 34: 34 Years On) SHANNON    She didn’t wanna do it. We had to work really hard to get her to. “What? Me? A cleaner? They’ve got to be … Continue reading

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Roger, Houston

Wednesday 8th August 2012 NASA is celebrating the successful landing of Curiosity on Mars. I didn’t set an alarm clock: half the missions sent to the red planet have failed to phone home, Colin Pillinger’s flying saucer Beagle 2 among … Continue reading

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The walking week: J

Sunday 1st April 2012 J FOR… junctions and jungle. The closer I get to becoming a part of history, the more persistent its pull: while memory is but a pot-holed lane, the past is an untrekked continent. To look back … Continue reading

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The walking week: H

Sunday 18th March 2012 H FOR… history, hedgerow and horses. What little rain we have had has sharpened the prism, greened the edges, tickled fancies: daffodils display and berries bulge; ochre and vermillion are added to the blossom’s palette; our … Continue reading

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Looking up to books

Saturday 17th March 2012 NINE books on the go, which is more than usual but does include half a dozen for an event with youngsters in Shropshire next month. Also been chatting on the phone to the girls: about Michael … Continue reading

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In perspective

Saturday 31st December 2011 AULD Lang Syne was already ‘an old song, of the olden times’ when Robert Burns heard it, wrote it down, and sent a copy to the Scots Musical Museum (a publication, not a building) in 1788. … Continue reading

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