Uli Jon Roth Midsummer Night Concerto – Llansilin 21st June 2019

Midsummer Night, 21st June, in a small village in Powys, Wales a select audience was treated to a wonderful evening of music from the “Master of the Sky Guitar”, the one and only Uli Jon Roth. The venue, the church of St Silin in Llansilin, although a small building dating back to 13th century, is still a prominent landmark looming…

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Wendy Taylor Dung Beetles at Murray Edwards College

I’m currently attending the 145th European Study Group with Industry, this year’s UK version being held at Cambridge University (if anyone is interested I’m in the group looking at monitoring the flow of chemicals from crop treatment in groundwater). I’m being put up in some lovely accommodation at Murray Edwards College, and every morning have the delight of the following…

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UFO Last Orders Tour – The Assembly 8th March 2019

A sold out Assembly, Leamington Spa, UK… second night of UFO’s “Last Orders Tour”, celebrating 50 years of the band, and Phil Mogg’s imminent retirement. As one of the final times I would see them, I made the effort to grab a front row place for the night with my eldest daughter (for whom it was the first and last…

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Benjamin Pitts Capper: Buckinghamshire 1813

A continuing series of posts to highlight my small antique map collection (after a bit of a hiatus). All scans are taken directly from an original copy, not a reproduction. Map of Buckinghamshire taken from B.P. Capper’s “A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom” published in 1813.

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