10th September 2014

First person charged with drink driving

On this day in 1897, London taxi driver George Smith, an employee of the Electric Cab Company, drove into the frontage of a building on Bond […]
9th September 2014

Extradited to Belgium

In 1987, the headlines reported ‘Liverpool fans to stand trial in Belgium‘. Twenty-five English football fans involved in the Heysel stadium disaster were extradited to Belgium, following […]
8th September 2014

What is a Lady Wimborne Cottage?

Growing up in the village of Canford Magna, many things intrigued me about its history. The main residence, Canford Manor was sold in 1923 and became […]
7th September 2014

Who would call their son Lord?

The short answer is, my great-great-grandparents! Henry (sometimes Harry, otherwise Harry Timothy, occasionally Timothy Henry) Kitcher and his wife, Eleanor Ann (nee Beavis) had nine children […]
6th September 2014

Farnborough Air Show 1952

Today in 1952, a DH.110 crashed at the Farnborough Air Show killing thirty-one people, including the pilot, John Derry and onboard flight test observer, Anthony Richards. […]
5th September 2014

Which Nobel Peace Prize winner died today?

On being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, she said: “I am grateful, and I’m very happy to receive it, in the name of the […]
4th September 2014

How do you know when you should trust someone?

Trust is an enormous part of our business and also what makes us so successful in what we do. It is also part of everyday life…. […]
3rd September 2014

The start of World War Two

There has been much discussion and focus upon World War One this year – indeed, I am speaking in Guildford tonight on exactly that topic – […]
2nd September 2014

Damned if you do and damned if you don’t

Do you ever get that feeling that no matter what you do regarding a particular issue, it’ll be wrong? The First Lady of the United States […]