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Time Pieces History Project Item 97 – Antwerp

By Gudrun | Jun 18, 2020 |

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – Antwerp. Antwerp – Introduction to Item 97 Along with Leiden, Antwerp in Belgium is somewhere I visited a lot as a child, and have…

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Time Pieces History: S2, E11: The Summerhill

By Gudrun | Jun 16, 2020 |

Introduction The Bronze Age beginnings of the Summerhill in Blaydon; the Stella Hall Estate; the Cowen family – progressive business owners and politicians, and the restored water mill at Path Head. What You’ll Hear 1:15: The history of the Summerhill 2:00: The Stella Hall Estate 3:10: Joseph Cowen Sr 4:08: Joseph Cowen Jr 5:01:The Path…

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Time Pieces History Project Item 96 – Singapore

By Gudrun | Jun 16, 2020 |

  First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – Singapore. Singapore – Introduction to Item 96 When you plan a long-haul flight to somewhere like Australia, you’re encouraged to have a stopover,…

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Time Pieces History: S2, E10: Penshaw Monument

By Gudrun | Jun 11, 2020 |

Introduction In this episode, we look at Penshaw Monument in Washington, Tyne and Wear. We learn about its construction and Radical Jack, the man it commemorates. We explore the legend of the Lambton Worm, a beast which terrorised the area, and we look at follies – beautiful structures that don’t serve any purpose. What You’ll…

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Time Pieces History Project Item 95 – Tivoli Gardens

By Gudrun | Jun 11, 2020 |

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – Tivoli Gardens. Tivoli Gardens – Introduction to Item 95 As a poker player, Mark sometimes wins entry into a competition happening abroad; we’ve been…

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Time Pieces History: S2, E9: Felling Pit

By Gudrun | Jun 9, 2020 |

  Introduction In this episode, we look at the mining heritage of north east England, the Felling Colliery and pit disaster; the four-poster bed tomb of three small children, and the mystery of the other couple commemorated on the memorial. What You’ll Hear 0:58: The mining industry in the north of England 1:49: The Felling…

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Time Pieces History Project Item 94 – Leiden

By Gudrun | Jun 9, 2020 |

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – Leiden Windmill. Leiden Windmill – Introduction to Item 94 I’ve been visiting Leiden all my life, and I remember being amazed by the windmills…

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Time Pieces History: S2, E8: The Farne Islands

By Gudrun | Jun 4, 2020 |

Introduction The story of Lindisfarne, Inner Farne & the other islands; Viking raiders; the heroic story of Grace Darling. What You’ll Hear 0:45: A brief history of Lindisfarne 1:27: The Viking raiders 2:27: Inner Farne & the pele tower 3:48: Grace Darling 5:01: The SS Forfarshire disaster Prefer to read instead? Click here for a…

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Time Pieces History Project Item 93 – Koh Chang

By Gudrun | Jun 4, 2020 |

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – Koh Chang. Koh Chang – Introduction to Item 93 Mark and I spent a week or so on Koh Chang Island as part of…

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