How we see history

Three challenges

By chance, I had my squeamishness put to the test in three very different situations. Having enjoyed Serial Mom and Hairspray, I watched This Filthy World, a one man show by the filmmaker John Waters. As he stood on the dimly lit grave yard stage set, his appearance reminded me of a Hammer horror character. …

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Airmail envelope

The lightweight, blue and red airmail envelope is hardly used anymore, replaced by the sending of emails which is quicker, cheaper and easier than posting a letter. It is set still more firmly in the past with it’s Woolworths branding and price tag. For more on packaging, see categories >>

Medieval merman

We visited the coast of Suffolk and saw its wild seas and exposed coastline. This is a story the sea brought forth in the medieval era, when Orford was a major town. AN INCIDENT REPORTED IN ORFORD, SUFFOLK, IN 1176 The fishermen pulled in their nets from the sea and found they had caught a …

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