Category Archives: Unreliable memories

Forty years a serviceman

Dad was “invalided out of the Navy” in 1962. Whether or not this was the correct term for his discharge, it was the term used by our family. It sounded strange to the ears of a child, the word “invalid” … Continue reading

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A propensity for lies

Ironing a pile of shirts on a Saturday morning provides an opportunity to dip into the BBC Sounds App. The selection of past programmes and podcasts is sometimes too vast, there is too much choice. Time that could have been … Continue reading

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Could have done better

Concerned that the words might be read again by someone somewhere in fifty years’s time, I have spent much of the day carefully writing reports for the twenty-five students in my Year 7 tutor group. It was a relief not … Continue reading

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Didn’t we have a lovely day?

A day trip to Weymouth by train from Langport required two changes. Having a good day out meant catching the 8.03 from Langport West to Yeovil Town (the next train was not until two hours later), where the shuttle train … Continue reading

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Hannah’s holiday

Aunt Hannah was a cousin in some degree of my grandfather. In the intricate complexity of our family tree, it is possible that she was a cousin in more than one degree. In small rural communities, intermarriage of cousins was … Continue reading

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