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England France History War Weird Worlds

Once More Unto The Breach

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more As modest stillness and humility:Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger; Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, Disguise fair nature with hard-favour’d rage; Then lend the […]

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History

The Fourth of July

America will be celebrating it’s 344th year of Independence from Britain in the 18th Century on the 4th of  July, 2020. I think it was the late 1770s, or the early 1780s. Well, 1776 to be exact, when George Washington declared the American colony’s independence from their English colonial masters.  After fighting the Brits extremely […]

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Culture Legends & Myths

‘With half a pint of poison’

Unquestionably rare grave unique in all England. And a 300 year old unsolved murder case in my home town where this gravestone gives a tantalising clue to it’s victims chillingly evil killer in the picturesque village in North Staffordshire.

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1980s 2000s Britain British Comedy Culture Newcastle under Lyme Stoke-on-Trent

Talken News

The village of Talke is in Staffordshire, England, four miles north-west of Newcastle-under-Lyme. There once was a fruit and veg. shop and Post Office called ‘Vince’s.’  This store or typically northerners 1970s con-vience shop was in Unity Way, Talke. Which was, and still is in a rather shabby council estate built in the 1970’s. Full […]