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Ships for a decade

Today, I was greeted by Nick at Work with the fact that we hadn’t seen each other for about five weeks: Either he’s been away or I’ve been nursing some injury or other. He told me that he’d spent most … Continue reading

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Picnic in the graveyard

Today was a big one for John, another volunteer down in the basement. He’s been scanning photographs, ably supervised by Emma. He’s a nice lad, who’s been working horrendous hours in a part time job, voraciously looking for a proper … 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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Ready for my close up, Mr de Mille

The other reason I stayed at the flat last night was in order to be fresh and bright for a photo shoot at the Science Museum. This had been planned a couple of months ago by the volunteer co-ordinator in … Continue reading

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Aye, aye Cap’n

I saw Nick (at work) today for the first time in three weeks. He was overjoyed. His reason was simple. For many years he has been the sole knowledgebase when it comes to shipping ephemera and he’s had no-one to … 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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Ship by train

I was researching some model ships today when I came across two pieces of communication which I thought were true indicators of their time. They were written in 1933 and were between a model maker and the head curator of … Continue reading

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Population explosion

The kids were all off school this week in yet another half term break. Is there no end to them? It seems to me that they have more breaks than school. Maybe they should make school days the breaks since … Continue reading

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Snap Bang Wallop

I’m pretty sure that today marked the first time I’ve had to research an Australian. I could be wrong but I don’t remember having to do another so I’m going to live under the assumption that I’m right and go … Continue reading

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Apocalypse now!

I’m not adverse to change. Actually I’m quite keen on embracing it. Up to a point, anyway. But sometimes, it just sends chills through my body. At work today, Nick asked if I wanted a change from the Art Project. … Continue reading

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