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XMAS PRESENTS FROM CHRISTMAS PAST

The months between the New Year of 1871 and that of 1872 were lived against the backdrop of the Franco- Prussian War (July 1870 – to the Armistice of the following January of 1871) and the building of Royton’s first limited liability cotton spinning mill also of July 1871.
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ART WORKS on our behalf

I believe that art strengthens our mental immune system, especially in these times.
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Plant & Krauss: A SILENT HARMONY TO RAISE THE ROOF

One thing is certain – after far too long a wait, Plant and Krauss have once more proved themselves a duo of formidable alchemy,... not so much raising the roof as raising raising the bar.
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sidetracks & detours through TRACKLESS WOODS

“You led me into the trackless woods, / My falling stars, my dark endeavor. / You were bitterness, lies, a bill of goods. / You weren’t a consolation–ever.”
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we celebrate our 500th Sidetracks and Detours post with TWO GUN TEX FROM TEXAS

Watch With Mother was the catch all title of five separate programmes, shown as one per day on the BBC for pre-school children throughout the week.
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OSCAR PETERSON: ´the man with four hands´.

Peterson was renowned for his remarkable speed and dexterity, meticulous and ornate technique, and dazzling, swinging style.
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MAKING DARKNESS LIGHT: The Lives And Times Of John Milton

William Blake claimed Milton was ‘of the Devil’s party without knowing it’.
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MARKET FORCES TO INDICATE RECOVERY

We recognize that to address the challenges that existed previously, and have been exacerbated by covid problems, markets around the world will need both a variety of vendors and committed weekly customers. We may well become ever more thankful if traders are committed to sustainable practices and to providing urban dwellers with freshly harvested and produced food items.
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from EBOR SOUND-ARTISTS

Surrounded by ancient woodlands, Oaken Grove Vineyard is a family-run, boutique vineyard offering a range of award-winning English wines. Established in 1986 in the foothills of the Chilterns, the seven acres of Pinot Noir, Bacchus and Madeleine Angevine vines produce exceptional quality still and sparkling wines that are fresh, modern and packed with flavour.

SELF LEADERSHIP: a path to follow

working as an artist has given me a different perspective in my business life. I still need Art. I still enjoy Art and part of me will always be an artist.