Friday, September 27, 2013

The Conductor and the Driver

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The Wells and Walsingham Light Railway is a 10 1⁄4 in (260 mm) gauge heritage railway in Norfolk, England running between the coastal town of Wells and Walsingham which is further inland.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


The word "silhouette" derives from the name of Étienne de Silhouette, a French finance minister who, in 1759, was forced by France's credit crisis during the Seven Years War to impose severe economic demands upon the French people, particularly the wealthy. Because of de Silhouette's austere economies, his name became synonymous with anything done or made cheaply and so with these outline portraits. Prior to the advent of photography, silhouette profiles cut from black card were the cheapest way of recording a person's appearance.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Old Saint Johns

St John's Church Saxmundham

The name "Saxmundham" allegedly derives from the Saxon "Seizmond's Home". The earliest recorded mention of Saxmundham is in the Domesday Book of 1086 which mentions three churches. It has had a market charter since at least 1272 AD and carries on the tradition to this day. NBA basketball player and star of Spike Lee's film 'He Got Game' Ray Allen spent some of his childhood in Saxmundham.

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