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Drawing, Drones, Deliveries and Decisions

Hello all, it’s Kate Bentham here looking after Weekly Blog Club for week 16, I hope you’re all well and looking forward to finding out about the amazing 15 blogs we’ve had submitted this week. Big thanks to all our

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Smethwick Street Party 1953

Richard Overy shares a wonderful old photo with us of a street party to celebrate the Queen’s Coronation in 1953. The photo was taken in Smethwick and shows a whole host of interesting faces and clothes, allowing us a glimpse into the past.

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Chocolate, Daleks, The Wall, and rituals

We had 11 contributions for Week 41, the week in which this tweet: Another brick in the wall by @RossWigham http://t.co/7StWLUeUrP Wk41 #WeeklyBlogClub — Weekly Blog Club (@WeeklyBlogClub) October 21, 2013 was our 5,000th tweet – thanks to Derek Barron for noticing

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#OURDAY: Some tips for telling your story during a Twitter event

In 2011, Dan Slee was part of the team at Walsall Council that was the first in the UK to tell people what a council did across 24 hours, in real time on Twitter (I remember it well). He gives

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Language, art and a bit of elbow grease

We’ve had 10 contributions this week – thanks to everyone who’s blogged, read and liked the posts, as well as anyone who’s decided to follow the blog. It’s been great reading all your posts, and I highly recommend looking after

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Urban walk July 2013

It can be easy for us to miss beautiful things and places that are right on our doorstep when we see them every day. Fortunately Janet Davis has chronicled a walk in two different areas of her city, with a bus

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A walk to Dog-Eared Corner

Karen Hart has taken up one of the [entirely optional] themes this week and shared with us her walk to work. She navigates an urban ‘It’s a knockout’, takes us passed a house where Stalin lived, a Jewish bakery, the

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