Finding the Foundry

Finding the Foundry

The day started ominously when we discovered that trains to Doncaster were cancelled because of flooding. Sylv had to drive me to Doncaster where I caught my train with 3 minutes to spare.  However, the rest of the day went well. In London I met Lily, the stonemason...
Raising a Glass

Raising a Glass

Well, many a glass was raised over the festive fortnight, though perhaps not as many as in younger days.  A whole Saturnalia without a hangover!  What is happening?  Good to see so many friends and relatives. Now, thanks to Dilys and John for the wine tokens, we can...

From Rye to Ramster

Our trip to the Deep South focused on Ramster Hall, just over the Sussex border in Surrey, where Tim and Helen celebrated their wedding. A grand do in a stunning setting – and great weather too. This, though, is a rare picture of us all dressed up.  Steve and...
Harrison’s Garden

Harrison’s Garden

Just a small part of the garden of clocks created by Luke Jerram at Gunby Hall, South Lincolnshire. The reference, of course, is to John Harrison of Barrow-upon-Humber. The installation is on view at Gunby Hall (National Trust) until June and then at Penrhyn, North...
Longitude Exhibition

Longitude Exhibition

John Harrison makes the big time!  A cleverly curated exhibition at the National Maritime Museum has Harrison and his clocks centre stage – where they should be.  Once again, the coming together of science and aesthetics takes your breath away when you see them,...

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