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  • Arts

    Kenneth (Ken) Essex Hits a Century!

    Kenneth Essex, one of the most respected viola players of our time, celebrates his 100th birthday on Monday 20th July 2020. Born the son of a Co-op baker and confectionery manager in Hinkley, Leicestershire he [more...]
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    The Desert War – July 1940

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    It is the time of year when the wife launches her annual campaign to get me to agree to replace our old Henry the Hoover with a modern upright machine. As ever my response is [more...]
  • Arts

    My Apprenticeship, Part One

    I hated school, but I enjoyed technical drawing. One reason was that I got it from the very first day. For some reason, I could visualise in 3D those flat drawings. I guess my brain [more...]

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