Amazing Android Calculator I’ve spent ages trying out many different calculator apps for my phone and…

Amazing Android CalculatorI've spent ages trying out many different calculator apps for my phone and tablet. My key requirement was to have an editable history of calculations so I can go back and try again with slightly different numbers. This app far exceeds my needs and services my basic needs brilliantly.Note that the free version has adverts and needs to be online. The pro version is in app upgrade, does not show adverts and has an offline mode. Firstly, rather than just having history Read more […]

Snail Beach Mine 1848 Such a simple view of one entrance. So much history. Thought to date from Roman…

Snail Beach Mine 1848Such a simple view of one entrance. So much history. Thought to date from Roman times.http://shropshiremines.org.uk/snailbeach/Snailbeach was the biggest lead mine in Shropshire, England. It is reputed to have yielded the greatest volume of lead per acre of any mine in Europe.  #photohistory #mining #history Snailbeach via Public RSS-Feed of Stuart Moore. Created with the PIXELMECHANICS ‘GPlusRSS-Webtool’ at http://gplusrss.com https://plus.google.com/108083406947097710872/posts/RFLbfutkP2f Read more […]

I have only just discovered Telford Live, and what a jewel it is for the people living in and aro…

I have only just discovered Telford Live, and what a jewel it is for the people living in and around Telford, Shropshire, UK with a long and distinguished history (in internet years). Lots of local news and a presence on twitter where locals help each other. Recommended.Great site +TelfordLive  #telford  #telford-live #shropshire via Google+ https://plus.google.com/108083406947097710872/posts/gFkUqiYYG22 Read more […]

Echo from the past: Butterley Engineering 1985

A lifetime ago, I worked for a heavy engineering design and manufacturing company in Ripley in Derbyshire. Sadly the site was run down last year with business transferred elsewhere within and without the holding company. The manufacturing site has some historical relevance though and the aditnow.co.uk website and forum has been tracking the demolition works.A friend pointed out to me a recent posting of a copy of a 1985 company magazine featuring news about improvements to the site and a photograph Read more […]

Sick for Christmas

Last few weeks at work has seen me surrounded by people suffering from the most horrendous coughs and colds and given my asthmatic history, I have been deeply worried about getting sick. It looked like I was managing to fight off the bugs though until yesterday. First signs appeared during day  but seemed to damp down in the evening and I walked into town with a colleague for a Thai meal (very poor restaurant). Walked back to the hotel without too much trouble but started to suffer an asthma Read more […]

Kyle Mills Smoke Screen

An unexpected read that kept me up all night. I bought it cheap with a job-lot of other books. It is about a bit of a non-entity (our anti-hero) who has worked for a large tobacco firm all his life. In fact, he is tied to it as his grandfather was one of the founders. The firm is not doing well and he is in a middle-management job managing documenting of the history of the company. Suddenly, he is elevated to work for the CEO and ends up taking centre change during a period of major turmoil in the Read more […]

Dog walking on Lilleshall Hill

A local landmark that is a destination for many a dog-walker. Lilleshall Hill is the most easterly of the chain of volcanic hills that includes the Wrekin, Caer Caradoc and the Lawley, standing just 130m above sea level. The obelisk was begun in 1833 in memory of the 1st Duke of Sutherland, who owned the land. More history can be found on the British History Online website. Read more […]