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JOURNAL ARTICLES

1: England in 1815, by Joseph Ballard
Part 1          Part 2          Part 3          Part 4

2: Journal of Travels, by G.E. Winants
Part 1          Part 2          Part 3          Part 4

3: A Year Abroad, by Willard C. George
Part 1          Part 2          Part 3          Part 4

4: Men and Manners in Britain, by Grant Thorburn
Part 1          Part 2          Part 3          Part 4

5: A Frenchman in America, by Max O’Rell
Part 1          Part 2          Part 3          Part 4          Part 5          Part 6

6: Excursion to Scotland, Guernsey and Jersey (anon)
Part 1          Part 2          Part 3

7: A Journey to Central Africa, by Bayard Taylor
Part 1          Part 2          Part 3          Part 4          Part 5          Part 6

8: Wild Wales, by George Borrow
Part 1          Part 2          Part 3          Part 4

9: Seward’s Travels Around the World
Part 1          Part 2          Part 3          Part 4

10: Loiterings in Europe by John Corson
Part 1          Part 2          Part 3          Part 4          Part 5

11: England in 1592
Part 1          Part 2

12: Paul Hentzner in England, 1598
Part 1          Part 2

13: Reminiscences of an Idler by Henry Wikoff
Part 1          Part 2          Part 3          Part 4


SNIPPETS

  1. Lovely view, shame about the corpse
  2. School Fears
  3. Too Much Debt…in 1864
  4. Americanisms and Briticisms
  5. From rags to riches in one night
  6. The Winteryest Winter
  7. The Pipe-Chomping, Chalk-Licking, Trash Eater
  8. Arndt’s Spirit of the Times
  9. Science Fiction, 1770 style
  10. On thin ice
  11. A bracing cold bath, but only if you’re skinny
  12. Advice for girls, 200 years ago
  13. Knitting while the heads rolled
  14. An Alien Visitor in 1803
  15. A Pint of Seawater Please
  16. Hands off that Beard
  17. Mind your Caperlash
  18. Cobweb Concoctions
  19. The Wig Snatcher
  20. Face to the Foe
  21. Our Flat Earth
  22. A strange new drink: tea!
  23. The Slave Market
  24. Washing Trees
  25. Games in the Year 1600
  26. Deadly Toothpaste
  27. Defects of Beauty
  28. The Psychic with X-Ray Vision
  29. Life on Saturn
  30. The 14mph Speed Limit
  31. A Den of Thieves
  32. Drunken Barnaby
  33. The Great Storm of 1703
  34. Victor Meldrew, 1855-style
  35. Sailing on Land
  36. The Rollercoaster Train in Spain
  37. The Countryside Con Man
  38. The Joy of November
  39. Chaos in Naples
  40. A Schoolboy Comedian’s Prank
  41. The Scandal of Spinsterhood
  42. Slang in the 1850s
  43. Drunk Driving in the 19th Century
  44. The Fake Shipwreck
  45. George II: “never mind the crash, send me a billion”
  46. Our Flat Earth Revisited
  47. The Lady’s New Years Gift, 1688
  48. New York New Year, 1889
  49. Bug Attack!
  50. A Forest of Signs
  51. Grand Old Winters
  52. Pride and Ignorance
  53. Sneck the Door
  54. The 1860 Joke Book
  55. Money Slang in the 1850s
  56. The Opportunistic Emperor
  57. Earthquake Terrors!
  58. How to Win Customers (in 1853!)
  59. London Dialect for the “Curous Scholard”        59½.   An Easter Snippet
  60. When Anyone Could Issue Money
  61. The Beauty and Hope of April
  62. Victor Meldrew, 1855-style, revisited
  63. An Encounter with Liszt
  64. The 18th Century Robot
  65. The Rogue Tram Conductor
  66. Slang in the 1780s
  67. The Dangers of Hedonism
  68. The Great Festival of May
  69. Restlessness and Rush of London
  70. Lookeedezee the Grizzledemundy?
  71. The Miracle Cure (Not)
  72. An Obliging Innkeeper
  73. The First Slang Dictionary
  74. Houses on the Moon
  75. A Todd of Wool
  76. Military Advice, 1783
  77. The 185 Year Old Men
  78. A Very Hungry Lady!
  79. The Mysterious Nun
  80. Old Devonshire Dialect
  81. Hedges not Ledgers
  82. The End of an Era
  83. How to Choose a Husband
  84. A Moral Dilemma
  85. Friendship, Love and Alcohol
  86. Glorious August
  87. Northern Lights in London
  88. The Greatest Light Show Ever
  89. Around Spain in a Blue Serge Suit
  90. Victor Hugo, Devoted Grandfather
  91. William Howitt’s September
  92. He Blew Smoke Where?
  93. Gardening Advice, 1788
  94. Rubbing Furniture with Eels
  95. October Gardening, 1788
  96. The Fall of the Leaf
  97. Death-Defying Sledges
  98. The Joy of Travelling Slowly
  99. The Field Mouse
  100. Hope in Darkness
  101. Don’t Ask the Locals!
  102. Trees on the Moon
  103. Chirping, Gobbling, Hooting, Croaking!
  104. Travel Changed the World
  105. The Grumpy Tourist
  106. Champion of the Rapids
  107. You Carbuncle Faced Crusty Beau!
  108. Troublesome Photography
  109. A Lesson in Life
  110. The Mischievous Girl
  111. The Swallow Mystery
  112. 20,000 Sheep
  113. Gravity? Hocus-Pocus.
  114. Marrying for Money
  115. Votes for Women
  116. Versailles Train Crash
  117. The First Private Asylum
  118. The Dog’s Nose
  119. The North Pole
  120. Don’t Mention Legs!
  121. Mob Justice
  122. A Disturbed Night
  123. Fashionably Late
  124. The Cross-Dressing Waiter
  125. Contempt for Politicians
  126. A Chilly Night
  127. Breaking Wind
  128. Funiculì, Funiculà? “One-an-threppence”
  129. A Long Journey
  130. Tip us your Daddle
  131. The Super Tornado
  132. Surviving a Snow Storm
  133. The Aftermath
  134. French Healthcare in 1854
  135. A Film Critic, 1914
  136. Fashion Advice, 1858


GUEST POSTS

  1. The Man on the Bridge
  2. Wings Around the World, Part 1
  3. 911 and Father’s Day
  4. Wings Around the World, Part 2
  5. Wings Around the World, Part 3
  6. A Visit to Robber’s Roost
  7. The Asylum Seekers
  8. Survival for Travellers, Edwardian Style
  9. Dandyfunk and Slumgullion
  10. The Klondike and the Lost Baronet (Part One)
  11. The Klondike and the Lost Baronet (Part Two)


PICK OF PUNCH

  1. The Old Clothes Line
  2. Dead Wells and Drinking Fountains
  3. The Song of the Would-be Merman
  4. Pity the Poor Lawyers
  5. Stamps that won’t stick
  6. Post Delivery Stampede
  7. The Failure of a “Genuine Hit”
  8. The Lazy Cow-Milking Gardener
  9. Rat Attack!
  10. Painted Babies
  11. Shrieking Engines
  12. Annoying Buskers


CREEPY HISTORY

  1. The Ghost of Westminster Abbey
  2. The Yeti with Fangs
  3. The Monster of River Ness
  4. The Accordion That Played Itself
  5. A Ghostly Visitor
  6. Corpse Candles
  7. The Flying Saucer (ok, orange)
  8. The Ghost Dog
  9. Spirits of the Hill
  10. The Sea Serpent
  11. Werewolves 2500 Years Ago
  12. Daniel Defoe’s ‘True’ Ghost Story
  13. The Killer Tree
  14. In Two Places at Once
  15. Transylvania Terrors
  16. The Congo River Monster
  17. The Haunted Bedroom
  18. The Ghost Next Door
  19. The Phantom Horsemen
  20. Haunted Britain in the C18th
  21. A Chat with a Ghost
  22. Spirits in the Sky
  23. A Ghost in the Night
  24. The Psychic Traveller
  25. A Dream Come True
  26. A Ghost Troubled by Wool
  27. Fairy Ghost Sheep
  28. An Angry Wind
  29. Buried Secrets
  30. The Foreshadowing


BOARD GAME TOUR OF GREAT BRITAIN

  1. Introduction
  2. History of the Game
  3. Locations and our Mission
  4. Full Instructions and Mileage
  5. London
  6. Dover
  7. Beachy Head
  8. Portsmouth
  9. Stonehenge
  10. Salisbury


CHRISTMAS HISTORY

  1. Christmas in an Orphanage
  2. Christmas in the Tropics
  3. Two Christmas Snippets
  4. Plum Pudding and Gambling
  5. Christmas Day in Lapland
  6. Christmas at Sea
  7. Warm Hearts in the Cold Winter
  8. Hawaiian Christmas Gifts
  9. Runaway Sledge!
  10. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  11. Sailing Home for Christmas
  12. Christmas Eve in Rome
  13. Heigh-O! For the Christmas-Tide
  14. A Visit to Bethlehem
  15. A Page of Nonsense
  16. Santa’s Helper and the Queen’s Christmas Gift
  17. Pennies for the Poor
  18. Powerful Plum Pudding
  19. The History of Pantomime
  20. Yule Feasts in Norway
  21. Mince Pies, Plum Pudding and Bustards
  22. The Six Foot Christmas Crackers
  23. Noel in Paris
  24. A Christmas Message
  25. The First Canadian Snows


RAMBLINGS

  1. Shadow Tails
  2. Edward VII and his turn-ups
  3. H.G. Wells, Wimblehurst and an Orange Pip
  4. Past Impressions of Midhurst
  5. Glorious Murmurations
  6. Midhurst in 1915

QUICK QUOTES

  1. Shocking Trousers
  2. A Bad View
  3. Too Much Rum
  4. American Wives
  5. Uninvited but Welcome
  6. Tender Memories
  7. The Sandwich Rip-off
  8. Too Hot in Spain
  9. A Bad Afternoon
  10. Mishap on a Train
  11. A Champion Spitter
  12. The Wonder of Nature
  13. Grey People in a Grey Land
  14. Runaway Hansom!
  15. Dreams of Childhood
  16. President vs Queen

more coming soon…..

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