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The resurfaced Dibb Lane.

Dibb Lane is a popular footpath linking Hall Road in Blundellsands with the village of Little Crosby. It is well used by both walkers and riders on horseback from the stables in Little Crosby. A few months ago the local … Continue reading

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Message on a bottle.

A few days ago a was given some old medicine bottles that had been dug up on a tip. What message could they send? Owbridge’s Lung Tonic.                                        This was a cure all preparation  invented in 1874 by Walter Owbridge, … Continue reading

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Easter in the Hightown Dunes.

Originally posted on Crosbyman66:
It’s the Easter Bank Holiday weekend and the weather is perfect. What better time than to wander through the Hightown Dunes. Signs of Spring were all around. I strolled along the path by the golf course.…

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A Message from the Iron Man

Take care everyone

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El Firo, the story.

A document relating what went on is held in the town hall in Soller. Here is a translation of that document. .   Everything now leads up to the day of the battle on the beach in Porto Soller. It … Continue reading

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Trying to get away from it all.

Even the Iron Men are fed up and a couple of them tried to go on holiday. Being aliens they cannot catch Coronavirus so it is allowed. But where can they go. This one thought China may be OK and … Continue reading

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Traditional Remedies.

With us over 70’s being advised to stay indoors and reduce any un-necessary social contact I was stuck for something to do. I decided to re-arrange my bookshelves and came across my copy of the British Pharmacopoeia 1898. On page … Continue reading

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Impressions of Venice

 

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Spices and horses.

We were nearing the end of our cruise on the Danube. We visited Novi Sad in Serbia before crossing the border to reach Kalosca in Hungary for another action packed day. When you think of Hungarian cuisine the first dish … Continue reading

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A visit to Veliko Tarnovo.

After cruising overnight to Svistov in Bulgaria we left the ship for a coach tour to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi. Veliko Tarnovo is the ancient capital of Bulgaria and is situated on three hills surrounding the Yantra River.                                                   The … Continue reading

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