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Say hello, hug, say goodbye?

The Week 42 posts made me think again about Weekly Blog Club, as people move on and things quieten down. Joseph Conaghan wrote a thought-provoking post Is Ambulance Reality TV …Insight or Voyeuristic? I can see an argument for producing such television

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Ouseburn viaduct scaffolding

This post is of a photograph from 2012 of a 19th century viaduct that carries the East Coast Mainline across the Ouseburn Valley in Newcastle upon Tyne whilst major conservation work was underway. Ouseburn viaduct scaffolding by Janet E Davis.

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Nector Business Awards

Whoop whoop Samuel-James Wilson has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Nector Business Awards in the Trades Person Category. This is fantastic news, as Samuel-James is clearly a very talented, knowledgeable and skilled bricklayer. Fingers crossed. Nector Business Awards

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St. Andrews Church – Starbeck Church – Update

An excellent update blog by Samuel-James Wilson on his campaign to protect the integrity and heritage of a local church. Samuel-James shares with us some of the recent correspondence he has received from the local council and company carrying out the work, which do

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Leaving for the future

A wonderful blog from Janet Davis who looks back on how life was in London in the middle the Thatcher years. Alongside the wealth and fashion, Janet also covers how the development of the docklands was viewed to a heritage professional and

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Fireplace and Interviews

Samuel-James Wilson does some light work repairing an old fireplace whilst recovering from straining his arms, and is interviewed about his time as an apprentice during National Apprentice Week. Fireplace and Interviews by Samuel-James Wilson.

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Love, light and cake

Week 8 started on Valentine’s Day and brought in 22 contributions, some of which were actually on the week’s [entirely optional] theme of love (it is not often that people choose to contribute something that connects with the week’s theme).

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