Archive for the tag 'Anniversary'

12 Comments CherryPie on Jun 6th 2014

The recent Google Doodle celebrating the 200th anniversary of the architect who renovated the walled city of Carcassonne brought back happy memories of my visit there in 2012.
From the Telegraph regarding the man and his anniversary:

Eugene Viollet-le-Duc, the architect known for his distinctive restoration work on medieval buildings, has been celebrated with a Google doodle.
The [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 30th 2014

It is my turn at Vision & Verb today.  I am reflecting on the upcoming anniversary of  WW1 and the series of events that are planned to commemorate the occasion.

2 Comments CherryPie on Jan 23rd 2014

The 9th September was the 500th anniversary of The Battle of Flodden which took place in 1413.  We visited the battlefield straight after breakfast whilst it was still quiet and there were only a few other people about.  One of those people was a kilted Scotsman with whom we got into a discussion.  We talked [...]

9 Comments CherryPie on Sep 21st 2013

Today it is 500 hundred years since the tragic battle of Flodden took place.  King James IV of Scotland had come south of the border and was killed in the clash to become the last monarch from the British Isles to die in battle.
A moments silence is in order…

This photo depicts the monument that was [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Sep 9th 2013

I invite you to join me at Vision & Verb to find out about my recent day trip to London.

4 Comments CherryPie on Jun 13th 2013

1884 – Michael Marks, a Russian-born Polish refugee, opened a stall at Leeds Kirkgate Market
1893 – Michael Marks opened a shop in Manchester, and lived above it
1894 – Thomas Spencer – a cashier and book-keeper invested £300 to become Michael Marks’ partner
1930 – M&S’s flagship store opened at Marble Arch, London
1931 – M&S introduced a [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on May 14th 2009

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