Category Archives: Memories

My cousin Frank

My cousin Frank Woy has died aged 92. He led an interesting life. Continue reading

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Seventy years in the life of Wrango

Seventy years ago this month my parents bought Wrango in Denham Village, and they owned it for 68 years. Continue reading

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Unprecedented path-creation

Forty years ago the late Peter Melchett dedicated more than five miles of paths at Courtyard Farm, Norfolk, an unprecedented act of generosity. Continue reading

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Where are you REALLY from?

On Dadima’s walk, Anjana Khatwa tells us the story of a piece of granite which brings it alive. Continue reading

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Bye-bye Benenden

Fifty years ago I left Benenden school. Here are a few memories. Continue reading

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Red-letter day

Fifty years ago today, while at school, I received my first letter from Sylvia Sayer, a special moment. Continue reading

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An infallible hiccup-cure

For my 1,000th blog I thought I’d share my hiccup cure which I learnt at school. Continue reading

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Be more conversational!

Fifty years ago I made my first speech, to my classmates. It was about national parks. Continue reading

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A unique festival

40 years ago was the start of the Devon American Fortnight festival of which I was the administrator. Continue reading

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Fifty years a friend

Fifty years ago today I first met my friend Marion Saunders. Continue reading

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