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Archive for August, 2008

Political Dilemma

29 Aug

The CPB red flag logo I have come to the stage when I am in a dilemma about British politics. Not just which party to vote for, but how to become more active by perhaps joining a political party again, and if so, which one. I have been a member, at different times of course, […]

Augusts, and Margate, past and present

26 Aug

Margate (the guest house closed in the 1960s) (click on the pictures to enlarge them) August is coming to an end, and Winter will soon be upon us. Already the nights are drawing in. We’ve had wetter Augusts I suppose, but as far as sunshine and warm temperatures are concerned, this has undoubtedly been by far […]

The Carnival’s Not Over, Just Time to Move It!

20 Aug

Notting Hill Carnival Parade (Click on pictures to enlarge them) Yet another 50th anniversary this month. In August 1958 there were race riots in Notting Hill, and this led eventually to the annual Notting Hill Carnival every August Bank Holiday weekend. Notting Hill Race Riots, August 1958 But the Carnival has now become far too big an […]

Half A Century On

13 Aug

2008 is, for me, a year of many 50-year anniversaries. 1958 was quite a memorable year for many reasons: In 1958 the first ‘Ban The Bomb’ March to Aldermaston took place, organized by the Direct Action Committee. CND revisited the Atomic Weapons Establishment this Easter, 50 years on. At Aldermaston Easter 2008 (Click on pictures […]

Stalin would have broken out of the Mausoleum!

12 Aug

  ‘International’   &     V. I. Lenin (click on all pictures to enlarge) Seventeen years after the Soviet Union started breaking up, we are still feeling the after-effects. The greatest tragedy of the latter half of the 20th Century was the break-up of this mighty superpower, which had such tremendous potential. Whatever its faults, it was a counter-balance to U.S. […]

Messages from Beyond and The 21st Century Einstein?

10 Aug

  Ronald Pearson – correcting Einstein? There’s an old cliche that nobody’s ever come back from the dead to tell us what it’s like. Many people still believe this, though it is far from being true. It happens all the time, in many forms. Apart from people resuscitated after near-death experiences, then accurately reporting incidents […]

School Reunion

04 Aug

Click on pictures to enlarge them We had a school reunion on Saturday. It was exactly 50 years since I left Bounds Green Secondary Modern school in July 1958 at the age of 13. I started at Tottenham Technical College for my last three years schooling in September of that year. There was a reasonably […]

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