Tag Archives: research

Answering the public

Where’s Kevin? He went on holiday and never came back. Nick at Work is mystified. It is all very odd. Perhaps I will find out at some future date. Stay tuned for further developments. Today was mostly about a query … Continue reading

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The wonderful Wigrams

I was back at work this week – always a pleasure – busy trying to unravel the Wigrams. And they needed a bit of unravelling. The Wigram Dynasty started with Sir Robert Wigram (1744-1830). He was clearly someone who wanted … Continue reading

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Final Science Museum

Today was my last day at the Science Museum for 2014. After yesterday, going to work was just what I needed. Being amongst people who had no idea what happened yesterday and immersing myself in musty old files was the … Continue reading

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Slings and arrows

It’s not often that I find an actual maker of a model during my research at the Science Museum but today I did. And not only did I find his name but also his life story. An extraordinary life, at … Continue reading

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Brochure

Today, at work, I was researching two particular objects which were part of a set. One was a model of a regulator. It was invented to more efficiently regulate the amount of power released by a steam engine, in this … Continue reading

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Tummy trouble

Just to set the record straight. An over indulgence in Easter eggs was not the cause of Mirinda’s upset stomach. It was more likely caused by Savoy sweets and Royal China takeaway. Either singularly or combined. Whatever the cause, Mirinda … Continue reading

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At the library

As I explained to Nick at Work, I am presently about 85% certain that I’ll write a book about the Thames Ironworks and Ship Building Company. After all, I’ve already researched a lot of it and finding the human angle … Continue reading

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Building ships

Each week, Nick (at work) checks through my work and adds things for me to work on. Sometimes this doesn’t amount to much (and some weeks he doesn’t even get time) and then, like this week, there’s a lot for … Continue reading

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On the Thames

I finished my short essay on the Thames Iron Works today. I spent about an hour in the library, looking up a few final bits of information, before finishing it off and sending it to Nick (at work). He said … Continue reading

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Making amendments

Mirinda is leading the discussion at her book group next week so there was a bit of time spent researching both book (The Old English Baron) and author (Clara Reeves) today. This information was then collected together in a very … Continue reading

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