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Collisions in Switzerland

I had a great day at work yesterday. Most of it was spent researching the Thames Ironworks, which is where the information came from for yesterday’s post about Chuck Mare. Thames Ironworks is a bit of a problem because it … Continue reading

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Walking sideways and wearing cork

I thought I’d show you where I research a lot of the objects at the Science Museum. This is the technical file store. Well, actually it’s one bit of the technical file store. There are a dozen of these sections. … Continue reading

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Missing the obvious

It is with a guilty heart that I report an own goal. I thought I was being clever but then missed something so simple, so obvious that it defies belief. I can confirm that the 14 coloured drawings that I … Continue reading

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A long (blog post) day

Today started at 12:30am for me. That was when I went to bed. The dogs then woke me up at 4am with a rather loud bout of poodle yapping. They wanted to go out and hunt down a snark in … Continue reading

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Miss Campbell’s nimble fingers

I was working on the diorama again this week (see last week for details). I had a few biographical details to research and complete. One of the last records I looked at was Miss Barbara Mary Campbell. Miss Campbell was … Continue reading

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Diorama

For some reason known only to her, Mirinda has bid for and won, an Arts & Crafts diorama on ebay. Even she admits she doesn’t know why. Coincidentally, today at work, I researched one single object and all the people … Continue reading

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Women’s Day 2013

Today was International Woman’s Day. Starting in 1911, it celebrates and highlights the achievements of women throughout the world. It started with the suffragettes and continues to recognise the inequities that still exist. Equality isn’t an ideology, it’s obvious. It’s … Continue reading

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Containing my excitement

The Science Museum has a model of a dockside container crane. It even works – moving back and forth, up and down. It’s fantastically detailed. I had to research it today and it’s a wonderful story. The crane is a … Continue reading

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Need for speed

Another day spent researching ships, boats and all things marine. Nothing as exciting or entangled as last week’s P&O but still pretty engrossing. However, two people records did strike me as being somewhat diverting in their differences. The things I … Continue reading

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Calves

My limping has induced sore calves. They are aching more than my pained heel. Stupid feet. Today was all about investigation. It took some digging but I finally found out who owns the small block of land behind us. I … Continue reading

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