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A Church Clocks Convert

In Military History
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

Shire: History, Mystery and a Prize to be won!

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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

Fancy a week on a Victorian Farm?

In Military History
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

Scottish warriors dressed in yellow?

In Military History
It appears that Shire’s upcoming book Scottish Arms and Armour has already been noticed up north, and it has caused a bit of a stir.Continue Reading

The Dying Art of Letter Writing

In Military History
There was a time, not so long ago, when I used to await the daily post with a sense of expectation and excitement...Continue Reading

Only £6,400 for a Dinky Van

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According to a new BBC article, a one-of-a-kind Dinky van has just sold for £6,400 at auction. The owner must have been pretty disappointed.Continue Reading

Shire heads to the big city!

In Military History
This weekend, Shire will be loading up the van and heading down to London to take part in Who Do You Think You Are, the genealogy show based on the popular television show.Continue Reading

Read a whole Shire book while you travel

In Military History
Isn’t it difficult finding the time to read a book? I know I have bookmarks in at least seven of the books on my shelves at home.Continue Reading

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