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Our Visit to Saariselkä in Finland

In January 2019, we visited Saariselkä, deep within the Arctic Circle in Finland. We planned to visit again in January 2021 but had to put this on hold due to the pandemic. This article is published on the second anniversary of our memorable visit to Saariselkä.

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Tram bound for Katowice

Transit Tram Journeys in Upper Silesia

This article is about pre World War II historical aspects of the Upper Silesian tramway network. Find out about the history of cross-border and transit tram travel in Upper Silesia and how these difficult journeys affected people of the region.

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Tram in Sosnowiec

Experience Upper Silesia through tram journeys

I have written this article from the perspective of a tram enthusiast. Hopefully, you will be able to virtually experience the tramway sensory excitement of sites, sounds and smells of day-to-day life in the urban and rural settings of the Upper Silesian Tramway.

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Basel Tramway

Cross-Border Tram Lines

There are just four examples of cross-border tram lines bridging the divide between communities based in different countries.

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Star of Bethlehem

Happy Christmas

Wishing you all, wherever you are, a very Happy Christmas and compliments of the season. May good health be always with you.

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Southern Region Posters Signal Success

South Coast View

Travel with me by train to the South Coast View and avail yourself of a time bygone, when posters spoke to you with evocative art.

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Credenhill Court Polish Hostel

Credenhill Court Polish Hostel

Find out about the long history of the Credenhill Court Polish Hostel in Herefordshire. View photographs and access a news film about the hostel produced by Central Television.

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Colin Mawby

Colin Mawby – A Tribute

Updated 13 July 2021. Colin Mawby KSG (9 May 1936 – 24 November 2019), leaves us a legacy of being one of the most important English contributors to the music of the Roman Catholic liturgy. Image attribution: Derivative work. Benjamin Dahlhoff, CC BY-SA 3.0

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The Cenotaph in London

Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph 2020

This year the Remembrance Sunday commemoration at the Cenotaph in London took place as a socially distanced and scaled down event. The carefully choreographed ceremony is available for you to watch on this page.

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Poppies for Remembrance

My Choice of Music for Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday in the UK will fall on Sunday, 8th of November 2020. I would like to share with you some of the music for Remembrance Sunday that I will be listening to.

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Memorial to August Agboola Browne

August Agboola Browne

Updated 30 October 2020 and 5 March 2021. New information has come to light about August Agboola Browne. This information appears to contradict the account that August gave to ZboWiD in 1949.

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