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Driving more slowly than Mrs Dyer

Mrs Dyer is recalled each time I drive the road. The A361 at Pedwell is a two lane road. Were it not for the 30 mph speed limit signs, turning out onto the road, from either of the side roads … Continue reading

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Saints in Long Sutton and High Ham

Once, I was called upon to make the presentation at the retirement of a primary school teacher. It was a poignant occasion, (especially if you have to try to make the speech to say ‘thank you’). After decades of teaching … Continue reading

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A cartographic failure

The chief memory from the geography that I learned at High Ham Primary School is the time when I turned the country around. In those times when making photocopies was a rare phenomenon confined to large institutions where xerox machines … Continue reading

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Not cool enough to dance

The rugby match kicks off at five o’clock on Saturday afternoon and will be over by seven o’clock, which means there is plenty of time to get to the gig – if I have the courage to go. It is … Continue reading

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Pinch, punch, the first of the month

The first day of the month. Do people in primary school in England still go up to friends, pinch them on the arm and then give them a punch on the arm, and not always a friendly one, while saying, … Continue reading

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