Posts made in January, 2014

History Matters

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

History Matters

Winston Churchill once said: “The further back you can look, the further forward you are likely to see.”  There is so much truth in that statement and yet it is almost impossible to get young people to read about history let alone enjoy it. Why? Where does it all go wrong? Hang on…I hear the philosophers among us saying maybe ‘the history haters’ are all ‘right’ and us ‘history huggers’ are all ‘wrong’; that history is just a boring old pile of stuff that happened in the past and we should all just forget about it and move...

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A Window to the Past

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in Blog | 2 comments

A Window to the Past

Recently I had occasion to go through some newspapers from the 1880′s and it was an eye opener to read about day to day life from that time. Apart from the political and social aspects of the paper there were many reports of incidents concerning the local folk. There were some amusing items as in the case of the rowing team from Cape Town who were visiting East London to compete in a race. A few days later the local newspaper reporter stated that he did not doubt that the clothing worn by the Cape rowers might be all the rage in Cape Town but it was a little risqué in East London! He...

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