“I wanted to raise a few quid …” (This is a copy of a recent round-robin e-mail from my nephew Jamie Berry of Sheffield – with my red ink superimposed.) ‘Hi all,I’m doing a spot of fundraising for the Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Eliza Megan Berry My daughter Eliza was born in September with a cataract in her […]


When the harvest is in … In 1896, at the end of yet another old English summer, the people of Melton Mowbray were invited to witness a grand fancy dress cycle parade.  A local paper published this little filler:- On Saturday evening a fancy illuminated cycle parade took place.  Mr. G. Johnson, secretary of the […]