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1779 James Ekron and his smokers cough

Always been intrigued by James Ekron – and his nickname “The Blast” First the very Biblical sounding name – Ekron is a city in Canaan. In very bible-literate times, it could be that the reference below in 1 Samuel 5:1 would be well known – it certainly would attract the attention of any young lads … Continue reading

1919 Thomas G Winning back from the War

Cornet Tom Winning with Acting Father Charles Grieve dancing the reel at the Volunteer Park Games on Friday 6 June 1919, celebrating the first Common Riding after World War 1. Technically, the War wasn’t yet over -the Treaty of Versailles wasn’t signed until after the Common Riding on the 28th June; and the national Peace … Continue reading