Category Archives: British Customs

Greater Manchester Police Museum


I have been promising myself a visit to the Greater Manchester Police Museum for some time now, and today I finally made it. It was a fascinating trip and well worth a go if you are into your history, or … Continue reading

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The Journal of Phileas Fogg


My son will be taking part in his first ever brass band competition tomorrow, which is the North West Area Championships held in the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. It is an annual contest and other parts of the country will … Continue reading

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The Immortal Memory


Today, 21st October 2015, marks the 210th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar which was the most decisive battle in British Naval history. Sadly, it also marks the 210th anniversary of the death of our greatest Admiral, Lord Nelson. The … Continue reading

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Rushcart Festival


I had a lovely time yesterday playing with the Littleborough Band at the annual Rushcart Festival. Yes, that’s right, I had a lovely time PLAYING. I thoroughly enjoyed putting my musical head on for an hour or so and exercising … Continue reading

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HMS Biter


I spent the evening tonight taking part in a ceremony to rededicate HMS Biter at the Imperial War Museum North at Salford Quays. The ship has been out of action for about a year now for a refit and it … Continue reading

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Superstitions


As today is Friday 13th, I thought I’d share with you a couple of superstitions that are connected with this date. Friday is said to be the day that Christ was crucified, Judas hanged himself and it is the day … Continue reading

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Take Me To The Water


I wanted to share this with you today because we have been talking about baptism a lot recently and this song was used in the service on Sunday morning – very theatrical and dramatic which had a profound effect on … Continue reading

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My New Year’s Day


Usually New Year’s Day in my house involves a lot of resting, maybe a little walking, a lot of tidying up and maybe a bit of food, but this year was just a teeny bit different. I saw a request from … Continue reading

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The First Nowell


http://fbcdn-video-a.akamaihd.net/cfs-ak-ash4/v/717572/326/10151307895003363_27181.mp4?oh=d142589ec091ce9f45caae48054b87a9&oe=50DD134A&__gda__=1356730773_ee3b7a1138ae4b5af96123beb22f6a3c This is Kevin, myself, Ethan and Sam playing outside St Peter’s Church on Christmas morning. We played before and during the service too, but this was the only piece that was filmed. I hope you like it!

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Christmas


It has been a few days since I’ve been able to post, dear friends. Things have been pretty hectic here and blogging has had to take a back seat. As you may know already, my father in law had a … Continue reading

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