Growing up in the American South, I never saw many church clocks. Perhaps the newer churches, generally constructed in wood by poor communities, considered clocks an unnecessary expense. Maybe clocks just didn’t mesh with the simple southern Protestant style. Or maybe I just wasn’t paying much attention.Continue Reading
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Posted by Joe M on 28 July 2009 16:51:00 BST In Military History
Last week on the Shire Notice Board, avid Shire collector Paul Gilberg asked me a question about the old Shire book, Wines of Madeira. It seems we printed 15,000 copies of the book, but not one can be found.Continue Reading
After the success of their television series ‘Victorian Farm’, BBC 2 are now looking for volunteer families to spend a week on their farm, competing against other families to master the crafts of the Victorian age in a new show entitled Escape in Time. Personally, my father grew up on a dairy farm and he never made the experience sound like that much fun.Continue Reading