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April 18, 2018

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March 6, 2018

Lent oblige... I'm giving Tree-spotting - in films, that is - a miss. 

Link (Gracie Fields singing TREES) https://archive.org/details/GracieFieldsTreesRex8636A 

 

March 6, 2018

#treestory 14

Who knew there were that many Tree songs... Well, I must confess (Lent oblige - part 2) that I sort of did... courtesy of Paul Robeson, one of Manchester's best friends.  

Link (Paul Robeson singing TREES) https://youtu.be/FSSFI7k4LHA

February 7, 2018

I like to imagine landscapes without human development all over them. I will play with my mental time-machine to create a picture of what a place looked like maybe after the last Ice-Age. I blot out all the signs that say “human was here 10,000BC-2018 AD”, the electric...

January 30, 2018

New Year. New Hobby. Tree-Spotting. Tree-Spotting in films. Manchester films. That shared back to Peel Park, one of Hobson's Choice's filming locations.

January 23, 2018

#treestory9 is dedicated to Astronaut John Young ( 24 September 1930 - 05 January 2018) who in 1972 became the ninth man to walk on the moon. Down here in Manchester** Professor Bernard Lovell + his team were eavesdropping with intent when back in July 1969 his colleag...

November 6, 2017

On my way (virtually) to Boggart Clough Hole - Manchester park tightly recommended by John Roby, author of TRADITIONS OF LANCASHIRE (1872): “Not far from the little-snug smoky village of Blakeley, or Blackley, there lies one of the most romantic of dells, rejoicing in...

November 6, 2017

“(…) the historian reads mankind in cities; the philosopher in the clouds. He” [or she…] “who is anxious for the truth should look abroad on the plains or in the woods, where man’s first prerogative, the giving of names, was exercised.” Interesting excerpt from TRADITI...

October 30, 2017

Spring Cleaning is coming early this... (pause) academic year. Won't last long as while dealing with yet another pile of miscellaneously organised books + documents, I spotted one of the English Letters penned by French philosopher Voltaire (1778). It was one of the it...

October 22, 2017

A brisk walk around the milenium and victoria orchards (guided by beautifully hand-drawn maps by artist in residence Alexandra Lewis available as a printed postcards set of 3 - pls contact Friends of Platt Fields Park for more info http://www.plattfields.org) brought u...

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