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A mo, a splash, Houdini – and more

I must admit that I wished for a story that featured a crowd (or accumulating wealth) and one with a mat in it so I could have titled this post “A mo, a mass, a mat” because the start of

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Texas Mo

Richard Overy is taking part in #Movember again this year – if you want to donate, do visit his Movember 13 page – and so his post features a very fine historical Texan mo. Texas Mo by Richard Overy.

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Bradford Grammar School Staff

Richard Overy shares another wonderful glimpse from our past with an image of the teaching staff at Bradford Grammer School, taken in 1939. Lots of interesting faces in this photo – although I can’t help but notice the staff were

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Bowel cancer: the great escape

A very personal blog this week from Kenny McDonald, looking at how bowel cancer has impacted on himself and his family. Kenny shares the treatment he had to reduce the chances of him developing bowel cancer in the future. An

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Picturing the everyday and questioning

Pictures, social technology, questions and questioning featured quite a lot in this week’s posts. The [entirely optional] theme for Week 48 was My Day in 10 Pics (or #mydayin10pics). Janet Harkin had initiated this theme, and we had a few

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Coiffed Hair and Mo to Match

Richard Overy shares the last vintage moustache of 2012’s #Movember with us, and a very fine one it is too. Well done, Richard and colleagues, on how much you raised for charity! Coiffed Hair and Mo to Match  by Richard Overy.

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Moustaches, mapping the future, wandering wild coasts

Did any of you notice that I confused Week 46, Week 47 and Week 48 over the last week? Or were you all too polite to mention it? I have corrected last week’s summary now. It had all started with

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Thanksgiving fell on the last day of Week 47 and first day of Week 48 of Weekly Blog Club. Ben Whitehouse was thinking about the things for which he is thankful and shares some of his list with us. Thankful by Ben

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Walking on the wild side and seeing things differently

Apologies for the most tardy of weekly summaries to date for Week 46! Technical problems (broadband connection becoming very flaky and then the hub ceasing to work) on Monday and Tuesday added to the delays caused by visiting family and

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Now that’s what I call a moustache

Richard Overy finds an extraordinary moustache in an old photographic portrait for #Movember (already curious as to what moustache he shows us next week). Now that’s what I call a moustache by Richard Overy.

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