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Vulpes alopex — Christmas 2017


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Some years ago Charles posted  ‘The Boxing Day Hunt – Perfect Entertainment after Christmas Bingeing’ it looked to be an interesting post on a one time favourite rural pastime. I have no idea if fox hunting per se is still a rural pastime, but I do remember ‘the hunt’ and the following story makes a good Christmas Day homage to A. P. Herbert and Norman Thelwell. Read more of this post

Vulpes alopex


Some four years ago Charles posted on the now defunct My Telegraph website ‘The Boxing Day Hunt – Perfect Entertainment after Christmas Bingeing’ it looked to be an interesting post on a one time favourite rural pastime. Charles wrote:

One of the tedious things about being poor is that one can’t indulge in pastimes like hunting. But one can turn up, as a supporter, and soak up the atmosphere (and maybe a bit of the Port). It really is enormous fun. If you haven’t done it, why not try it this year, on Boxing Day?

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Brighter telephone tweets


I wondered how it might be possible to reproduce an article in a modern format (in this case attracting the readership of my family) while retaining as much of the original format as possible. The idea of breaking the article into ‘tweets’ seemed to be one possibility.

I then discovered Historical Tweets on line. However, this was not quite what I had in mind, which was to turn articles, play extracts, poems, even Hansard, into ‘tweets’.

While browsing through the January 4 (1922) edition of the Punch or the London Charivari, an article with the title  A Brighter Telephone caught my attention. An amusing take on the actual application of what was (then) modern gramophone technology and quite prescient. Old articles, well those that I’m sure my children and grandchildren would regard as ‘old’, are written in what is seen as an ‘old-fashioned style’ and  A Brighter Telephone was written nearly one hundred years ago. Read more of this post

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