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The Big Bird Hat Boycott

In the late 19th century, it became all the rage for women’s hats to be trimmed with bird feathers. This fashion even extended to hummingbird skins, which flooded the British hat market from America. As an example, in 1911, more … Continue reading

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Exhausted poodles

Today the Surrey County Ploughing Match and Country Fair was held at Loseley Park, which isn’t very far from us. We try and go whenever it’s on (not always successfully) because it’s always great fun. Apart from the thrill of … Continue reading

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More train blues

It is very difficult concentrating on a Philosophy for Digital Libraries with kids in the same carriage of the train. It doesn’t help that little kids seem to only speak at great volume for the simplest of things. The most … Continue reading

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