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The Laurels in 1939

I was checking out the amazing website called “Britian from Above” and look who I found being all cute and a little under 100 years young at the time? The Laurels and her twin sister Hollies. If you want to see the image it was taken from, check it out here. To find the Laurels, look for the railroad lines up at the top of the photo then find the pin for Ludlow Railway Station, she’ll be to the right of that at the top of the hill.  

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The Laurels History

Remembrance Sunday: The Laurels During World War I

The Great War: the War to End All Wars. If only that were true, but the rows of veterans filing passed the television screen and those down the main street of every town on both sides of the pond tell us otherwise. I remember watching as a little girl when the young men from the Gulf War walked proudly next to the grey haired men from WWII, there were only a handful from WWI left. And today we count down the remaining men and women from WWII as the Gulf War veterans are now grey and the  ...

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A Victorian Basement Kitchen

Ever wondered what was in the basement of a Victorian home? Wonder no further and allow me to tell you: the Gate to Hell. My Aunt Sheila looked at me like I was mad when I informed her of my exact hypothesis and said “someone watched a few scary movies growing up.” Thinking back to my 6 year old self eating cake rolls and drinking Diet Pepsi at my grandma’s while watching the gate of hell open up under some fallen tree on the television I simply nodded and told her she was  ...

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