Tag Archives: 2018

One evening long ago…

Saturday 22 December 2018 This evening, it is sixty years since we moved in to the Old Man’s house. Episode 1 of Quatermass and the Pit was starting on BBC TV at 20:00, which is probably not long after we … Continue reading

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The eleventh…

Mr Xerxes, my grandfather, fought on the Western Front in the First World War. In the late 1950s and the 1960s he would occasionally remind us all that the Armistice had taken effect on “the eleventh hour of the eleventh … Continue reading

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Fake news?

On 21 August 1968, the armed forces of the Soviet Union and three of its Warsaw Pact allies invaded Czechoslovakia, putting an end to the “Prague Spring”. My uncle George, the second husband of the Old Man’s sister, was a … Continue reading

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Jessica

Jessica Charlotte George 2011 — 2018 R.I.P.

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