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The Imagined Village

  Further to my recent post about the early seventies phenomena that was the failed Merrie England project, I received a very welcome contribution from reader Steve Hames, of SJH Computing, who kindly scanned this remarkable image from the book … Continue reading

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Rest ye merrie gentlemen

Whilst searching for something else, I came upon the following news story, published in the Birmingham Post of February 2nd 2005. My old man had talked about this a lot, and I’d always taken it with a pinch of salt. … Continue reading

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