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St Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick was actually Welsh and taken to Ireland as a slave by Pagan Irish pirates. He was from an aristocratic Welsh family and became a missionary after escaping from Ireland. He later returned to christianize Ireland and banish the “snakes” ie: the pagans!! The first American St. Patrick's day was held in Boston in 1737. The colour of Saint Patrick's day was originally blue but changed to green in...

We will remember them

As Guy Fawkes fades from our memories we are quickly met with one of the most sombre events of the year. Armistice day. In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month the guns fell silent as World War One, otherwise known as The Great War, came to an end. This calamitous conflagration left a generation of Europe's men decimated. The numbers of dead are...

Remember, Remember

Gunpowder, treason & plot The 5th of November is one of those curious British events that leave foreigners rather confused. A night of communal bonfires and fireworks that has a dark and disturbing past involving one of the most audacious terrorist plots fo all time, a grizzly series of executions and a state-sanctioned festival to celebrate the violence. Yes, very British indeed. Click on the picture to read all about...