The Rechabite Alan Latham didn't like me very much; he resented me for sure! I'd been foisted upon him by Mr Bucknell as his deputy and he'd had no say in the matter. Mr Latham was the 'Claims Manager' and a very highly qualified man too, on paper. He was a Fellow of the "Chartered … Continue reading The Rechabite
that is the question Some fifty years or so ago I read a book, I can't recall the title but it was a novel about two Scottish brothers, John & William Hunter, how much truth and how much fiction was in the story I don't know; I can't remember much about it at all. What … Continue reading To Bury, To Burn or To Bottle..
For those of you that are curious as to the origin of "Lordbeariofbow' let me assure you that it is just a fun name and how it all started. I have had an English (Mark) chum on line since I first discovered the horrors of the Internet, naturally we met in one of those silly … Continue reading The origins of ‘LordBeariOfBow’
There's some truth in the old adage "you learn something new everyday'". I don't recall what set me off on the subject but I was searching Google for something when I stumbled onto Prince Edward the Queens third son, the Earl of Wessex. I've always enjoyed reading of the Saxon times and the House of … Continue reading Earls, et al; “Nobility For Sale”
I forgot to mention this one, obviously, otherwise why would I be adding it now? Those familiar with the BBC 1995 production will recall the scene where Lady Catherine is holding court on the first visit by Elizabeth, Sir William and Maria,; her Ladyship turns to Mr Collins and mentions that the Bennet estate 'Longbourn' … Continue reading Pride & Prejudice: BBC 1995 – another gripe