Archive for December, 2011

New Year coming up, I see. I reckon it’ll be: 1. Lose a bit of weight. 2. Get a bit more exercise. 3. Learn to play the trombone. 4. Research and write a history book that won’t make much money (possibly none at all) and which very few people will read. 5. Put fewer cigars […]


Yes, yes, been most negligent of the bloggery of late. Been busy. Here’s something I picked up in the course of other work this morning and thought I’d share; a Victorian being satirical about Clifton snobbery. In 1878, the  Bristol Tramways Company was trying to extend its network of horse-drawn tramcars into Clifton. A lot […]



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