When we were young!

It’s our 48th wedding anniversary today! Somehow it’s prompted a day of reflection going back to 1969 when we first met, further prompted by our age, the state of our health, and the state of our country. But no politics… Read More ›

Was this a hero’s death?

My great great uncle died in a Devon copper mine as he tried to rescue two comrades from a sudden flood caused by a storm at the East Crebor mine, Tavistock, Devon, England in 1880.

Ancestors forged in iron!

The only sounds now are the calls of the Jackdaws in the swaying rustling trees and the gurgling of the River Duddon just 50 metres away. Once, these woods reverberated to the pounding of hammers, the squeaks of wheelbarrows, the… Read More ›