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Don’t mention the M word!

The dark history at Shepton Mallet Prison during World War II? Was the Dirty Dozen inspired by Shepton Mallet’s gaol and were World War II US servicemen put to death because of their race?

  • 17 April 2016, 4:04 pm
  • By Claire
  • in Back in time

Stephen Harding is an Army veteran, a long-time defence-affairs journalist and his New York Times best-seller “The Last Battle”— the true story of the only time in World War II when American and German troops joined forces and fought together—is c[...]

Inspired footsteps will lead to a better place

  • 27 February 2016, 9:54 am
  • By Claire
  • in Creative Writing

If a place has a clear identity (something in particular it is known for) it can make it a rather special place. An identity can perpetuate in many forms and this provides tangible gains - in a cultural and economic sense.

Staring into the face of grief

  • 14 January 2016, 12:03 am
  • By Claire
  • in Back in time

Waking to a BBC news alert – presented as an almost triumphant musical signature on my mobile ,  I learnt, like so many others, that David Bowie had died. This was shocking. Many of us had his smiling face imprinted on our minds because of a photo [...]