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In the loft

I went up in the loft today. Three of our children had come home over Easter and I wanted them to check which items that we’d moved into the loft were theirs that they wanted to keep. A mixture of … Continue reading

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The history of the Internet, a personal perspective

Sometime in the mid 1990s I started using the Internet. I give it a capital ‘I’ because back then that was how it was always written.  Actually, I was ‘online’ before I started using the Internet. I used to dial-up … Continue reading

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A day in the life – part 2

I travel to work each day by bus. That is I walk a couple of hundred yards from my house to the bus stop by the roundabout. The bus company calls itself Yorkshire Coastliner, because they run buses from Leeds … Continue reading

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Computers (a list)

I like lists. I think I’ve inherited that from my mother. She’s always writing lists. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not an organised person, just because I might write a list. Writing a list is just another way of avoiding … Continue reading

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Bartholomew Thomas Wilkinson

Anne M Wear, born Anne Margaret Taylor, is my Great Great Grandmother. Her parents were Luke Cockburn Taylor, a Master Mariner, and Margaret Taylor nee Wilkinson. On the 1841 census, at the age of 15, she and her younger brother … Continue reading

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Cheques

My late paternal grandfather had been a bank clerk for The Bank of England (aka The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street). He therefore had a Bank of England account for his pension. Somewhere I think I may have some of … Continue reading

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