Category Archives: Amazing people

The 9 Hours Wander

Inspired by William Kemp’s 9 days wonder- Morris dancing from London to Norwich in 1600, the Norwich Kitwitches set about their 9 hours Wander From Loddon to Norwich on 12th February 2012 The dancers assembled at the Kings Head on … Continue reading

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Required Reference

Great works for every shelf I imagine you’re the same as me,  (probably in error, which i shall explore in a subsequent post) enjoying a drink with friends, or trimming your toenail, or trimming your friend’s toenails over a drink…. … Continue reading

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Uke-tastic

Certainly a little thing, the Ukulele provides an amount of fun out all proportion to its diminutive size. A four stringed instrument, in the ‘plucked lute’ family. The name is said to come form the Hawaiian for jumping flea. The … Continue reading

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BIG

BIG is the skills sharing network for individuals involved in the communication of science, technology, engineering and maths. BIG is definitely one of those little things that make life better. An organisation whose members are hugely creative, inspiring and passionate about science, … Continue reading

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Music you can’t live without #2

Big Bill Broonzy William Lee Conley Broonzy was bron in Scott, Mississippi in either 1893  or 1898 or possibly 1901. One of seventeen children, his parents were born into slavery. The family moved to Arkansas in 1903 and Bill served … Continue reading

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Music you can’t live without #1

Nic Jones Top of the list of musicians whose cannon makes life worth living has to be the fantastic folk singer, guitarist , fiddler and all round genius Nic Jones. His career was tragically cut short following an accident in … Continue reading

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Sock science

Ever slipped off those silk socks at the end of the day and noticed a slight crackle? Perhaps a small spark or smell of ozone? Robert Symmer did and in 1759 published the results of some detailed sock static science. … Continue reading

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Charles Blondin

Charles Blondin tightrope walker extrordinaire. (1824-1896) Born Jean Francois Gravelet 1824 he found real fame with his amazing exploits particularly his crossings of Niagra falls. His first crossing was in 1855 he crossed from the US to Canadian side and … Continue reading

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John (mad Jack) Fuller

Mad Jack Fuller (1757-1834) Was a great English Eccentric. As MP for Rose Hill in Sussex he caused uproar and was ejected from the house when he referred to the speaker as “the insignificant little fellow in the wig”. He … Continue reading

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The Pirotechnia

Every now and again you stumble across a book. A book which changes the way you think. A book which offers a real insight into another world. A book which is both practical and enlightening. The Pirotechnia of Vannocio Biringuccio … Continue reading

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