Tag Archives: Jenny Langford

The displaced

The more I look at the question of Second World War evacuees in the area, the more I am astounded and puzzled by the matter – a search of the newspaper archives reveals that we absorbed huge numbers of folk, not just children – this has been a revelation to me.
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The Cannon made in Walsall Wood

On Sunday last, I ran the last episode of the St John’s School log books, which mentioned Jim Edwards, a local theologian and cleric with a remarkable story – as the comments on the article expanded, it became clear this was no ordinary parish churchman, but a fellow of considerable stature who was well travelled and also experienced in war.
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Meet me on the corner

This blog is getting quite large. At over 1,050 posts and over 5,000 comments, there’s an awful lot of material, and my mind, addled by caffeine, work junk and bicycle gear ratios isn’t all it could be. This leads occasionally … Continue reading

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Standing room only…

Here’s a quick one from top bloke David Evans. It stands on its own, really, so I thought I’d cover it individually. I believe the photo to be part of the Jenny Langford collection. Neither David nor myself know anything … Continue reading

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A Fold on the map

This one has largely, I’m sad to say, passed me by. In the run up to Christmas, subsequent busying about and illness, I’ve not had time to dedicate myself to this particular subject, for which I apologise wholeheartedly. David Evans … Continue reading

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