15th July 2014

Celebration Tuesday….

Today, we celebrate our 300th blog post on FWL! Good heavens …. how is that possible?! And on St Swithin’s Day as well. He was a […]
14th July 2014

Fête nationale – Bastille Day

Bastille Day is the name given in English-speaking countries to the French National Day, which is celebrated on 14 July each year. In France, it is formally called Fête nationale. […]
13th July 2014

#28 Michael Day (1926-1964)

Michael Day was the younger brother of my grandfather, David Day. [Thank heaven David did the family tree for his surname before I came along!] Sons […]
12th July 2014

Day of Oranges

This is Orangemen’s Day – no, not the fruit…. It’s the day when Irish Protestants in Northern Ireland (and elsewhere) march with banners and regalia, celebrating […]
11th July 2014

Embarking on new adventures 

Don’t panic! I am not about to make any major announcements…. but yesterday marked an anniversary for me personally. This time last year, I left a […]
10th July 2014

Turn back the clock 461 years….

…. and Jane Grey was proclaimed Queen of England in 1553. Born in the autumn of 1537, her mother – Lady Frances Brandon – was the […]
9th July 2014

Above the crowd

To some degree, everyone feels that they are ‘above the crowd’ on occasion. Come on, admit it! You know you’ve complained about that motorist who didn’t […]
8th July 2014

Rockefeller and the Great Train Robber

The US industrialist John D Rockefeller was born in New York on this day in 1839. He was the co-founder and president of the first major […]
7th July 2014

History…. but not as we know it!

Sometimes history can take many forms and this weekend, I decided to take in some motoring history at the Atwell Wilson Motor Museum in Calne. I […]