Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Waterloo (1970)

I can remember the excitement I experienced waiting for this film. I saw the trailer. Blown away - Waterloo was a subject I was really interested in and there was an epic movie been made for seeing at the cinema. I went with my Dad and he knew the projectionist and he secured me a poster which I proudly had on my bedroom wall. These images are from a book that was made to coincide with the film

Ralph Mitchard at Sexey's school Bruton

Before punk.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Three Swans Frome nowadays

Photo Sue Mitchard
Back in the early punk days this was the hangout for us punk rockers. We had things like New Rose by the Damned and things like that on the jukebox and if anyone came in from out of town they knew where to find us. Not sure why it changed but the emphasis moved on in time.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Pubs and premises of the Monmouth Rebellion.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Vintage New France and Old England

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Monday, January 09, 2017

Mark VIB

Being, in terms of numbers, the most significant British tank at the outbreak of war, the Mark VIB saw service with the British Expeditionary Force in France, the Eighth Army in North Africa and in various subsidiary theatres. As a reconnaissance vehicle it was satisfactory, as a fighting tank quite useless since armour protection was minimal and the armament ineffective against enemy tanks