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The red telephone box in St Giles’

On the east side of St Giles’ in Oxford stands a red telephone box next to a street lamp. Though now neglected by BT – unpainted, unlit and rather sad – it stands out against the grey and brown of … Continue reading

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Reviving my personal blog – again

This is an attempt to revive a personal blog – strictly, three personal blogs, the oldest of which dates back to 2007, and which I have now merged. The last post was written just over a year ago, a photographic … Continue reading

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Photographs of the year 2014 – text-free version

These photographs are a selection of those which best remind me of the year 2014. They are set out individually on a post called Photographic review of the year 2014, with an explanation for each. This is a text-free display. … Continue reading

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Port Meadow Flood November 2012

Port Meadow, in Oxford, turned into a large lake while I was away. I wonder what happened to the occupant of this rather sad-looking vessel. I thought you said we were going for a walk. Home

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Tripping down memory lane as we scatter ashes on Exmoor

My late father had spent 18 months or so in a plastic box on the mantelpiece, and it seemed about time that he was liberated.  Exmoor was the obvious place, and that is where we went last week to find … Continue reading

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Go and play in the traffic: a short play set in the offices of Oxfordshire Highways

We are in the offices of Oxfordshire County Highways. Chief Deputy Assistant Director (Works, Signs and Railings) Wayne Notbright is alone in the office with his Sub-Deputy Assistant Director, Darren Dymm. All the other officers are out, either attending at … Continue reading

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Amputee soldier can walk 400 metres so DWP cuts his benefits

A civil servant has decided that private Aron Shelton, who lost one leg in Afghanistan and may yet lose the other, should have his disability living allowance taken away after he struggled to walk 400 metres. You can read an … Continue reading

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