Monthly Archives: August 2014

1520: Balinghem

I’m a bit late posting this week. I’ve been distracted, waiting for the announcement of the teams. And finally, this morning, the order was named and I am pleased to tell you that Chris Kennedy and the Reverend Rob Glenny will be opening the batting. Huh? Haven’t you heard? The Vatican XI representing the St Peter’s […]

Well Travelled Readers

Thanks to the inter-web we can feel so well travelled, and one of the best bits about this blog is that it takes us to different times and places. But every once in a while, I get sent a for real photograph taken by one of you for real readers who have actually been to one of […]

1927: Tokyo

Let’s get the bad news out of the way first: New Zealand are out. Shocking, but true. Four time champions New Zealand have been knocked out of the Womens Rugby World Cup, currently underway in France. Didn’t even make it to the finals, coming second in their pool to Ireland. (Australia is out too, but […]

1937: Glasgow

I’ve got Closing-Ceremony-Syndrome. Widespread, but rarely acknowledged, the CCS affliction occurs every two years at the conclusion of international, multi-sport festivals. It’s the downer one experiences after two weeks of Commonwealth – or Olympic – sports on TV. The emptiness. The gap, when you turn on the telly and there’s only re-runs of M*A*S*H. I […]

The Sport History Project

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Australian Football World

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Critical Heritage

the critical heritage group at University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Through the Green Fuse...

Explorations in one John Waddingham's family story

Timor Archives

Clearing House for Archival Records on Timor Inc. (CHART )

Jack Chadwick

illustration | cartoons | storyboards

101 London Museums

A celebration of London's diverse Museums