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What's going on?
at 18:26 17 Jan 2022

Two armed policemen in the cafe in Thorpeness this afternoon.
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New commemorative 50p piece launched
at 15:19 14 Jan 2022

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJijNvDWoAA3KZU?format=jpg

No apology if already posted.

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Caption Competition
at 22:00 13 Jan 2022

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So he's leaving office then!!!!
at 12:50 13 Jan 2022

Dramatic news!!!!!



In a surprise turn of events it has been announced that shortly leaving high office will be






Professor Sir Jonathan Van Tam.
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Well, certain parts of Essex are still renowned for dinosaurs.....
at 15:20 12 Jan 2022

https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/essex-dinosaur-attraction-marsh-farm-south-woodham-f
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Been doing a bit of research in the 1921 Census
at 12:27 11 Jan 2022

My late mum's past was always a bit of a mystery. She appeared to have been raised by an 'aunt' (not in the Handmaid's Tale sense), but that was all I knew really.

After some delving and a lot of dead ends, I managed to track down her birth cert last year using Ancestry and ordering a copy.

Turns out she was illegitimate, which in 1914 was probably a bit tricky. Especially as her mum was married. The actual father's name is on the birth cert. I imagine this was so her husband wouldn't have any liability for the child.

Anyway, the 1921 Census shows her in Essex, a seven year old 'fostered' to a 55 year old women. The 'aunt' was living in the house, possibly the niece or daughter of the foster mother.

I'm now going to try and track down where my maternal grandparents were in 1921.


I already know that my dad, in about 1923-24, ended up in a single parent household when his father left to live with another women. His three children disowned him, to the extent that I never met him, and didn't know of his death when I was 12 until I was 35 (I found is death cert when my mum died).

All a bit of a shock to realise what a dreadful time they must have had in the 1920s.
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Badger - always knew he was a gold digger
at 22:49 10 Jan 2022

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-59937510
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Can't see any minnows winning in tomorrow's cup ties
at 20:11 8 Jan 2022

...as Charlton looked nailed on for a home win.
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I gave an extremly useful insight yesterday
at 13:43 8 Jan 2022

about how Ministerial visits to hospitals etc are carefully stage-managed, and now it's disappeared.

What's wrong with this place?
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In deepest Essex, True Patriots' heads are exploding....
at 12:50 4 Jan 2022

https://www.mylondon.news/news/nostalgia/queens-spanish-ancestor-who-makes-22614
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A question from my Brilliant Maps book
at 19:23 26 Dec 2021

'An atlas for the curious mind' is the subtitle, which is presumably why some friends bought it for me.


Anyway, the question is 'what is unique about The Lebanon with regard to a major event in New York?'
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Hours of endless entertainment
at 16:21 24 Dec 2021

Due to arrive at Norlisk in Russia in about 4 minutes.....

https://www.noradsanta.org/en/map
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Which feeble-minded tory backbencher
at 16:40 23 Dec 2021

Is going to describe them as feckless, work-shy public sector employees?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-59769251

mark francois?

joy morrissey?

desmond swayne?
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Who wants their county spoiled by a city anyway?
at 15:01 23 Dec 2021

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-59758549
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Would anybody like to buy a pair of new boots?
at 15:42 22 Dec 2021

Addressed to Hasketon Law Chambers, but delivered here.



Not my style really, so I'm happy to let them go for a reasonable three-figure price.



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Something many of you will be looking forward to
at 17:00 21 Dec 2021

https://www.ok.co.uk/celebrity-news/miranda-hart-bbc-sitcom-reboot-25737445




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Does anybody know
at 22:03 20 Dec 2021

If there's a guy called Marcus Nash works at ITFC?

If he does, does anybody know what colour hair he has?

And, ideally, what his role is?
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For sale
at 16:12 20 Dec 2021

Lorry load of dark chocolate hobnobs. Best before date 24 December 2021.

Be at the A14 lay-by near Bury St Edmunds with £5k cash 23 December 6.00 am.

Bring your own lorry for collection.

No time wasters.

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Carlos Marin RIP
at 15:46 20 Dec 2021

Il Divo singer.
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Bloody decent of boris to accept the N.Salop election result
at 14:40 17 Dec 2021

His supporter won't be storming Shropshire County Hall then.
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