Thursday, 10 December 2009

Designer's Style

I have just uploaded a page called 'Designer's Style'. This page helps you to research different design influences related to properties and their interiors. From Georgian architect Robert Adam and furniture designer Thomas Chippendale to 1930's Art Deco designer Clarice Cliff.

http://www.freepedia.co.uk/DIRHomesDesigners.php

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Witness one man’s fascination with snowballs!

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Friday, 9 October 2009

Animal Kingdom Strings: Signs and Wonders album





Created by Thomas Hicks it links a series of graphical images associated with the band and album. Get a free Animal Kingdom track at www.weareanimalkingdom.com.

Monday, 5 October 2009

The Death of Emmett Till, Bob Dylan

The Death of Emmett Till, Bob Dylan

"Twas down in Mississippi no so long ago,
When a young boy from Chicago town stepped through a Southern door.
This boy's dreadful tragedy I can still remember well,
The color of his skin was black and his name was Emmett Till.

Some men they dragged him to a barn and there they beat him up.
They said they had a reason, but I can't remember what.
They tortured him and did some evil things too evil to repeat.
There was screaming sounds inside the barn, there was laughing sounds out on the street.

Then they rolled his body down a gulf amidst a bloody red rain
And they threw him in the waters wide to cease his screaming pain.
The reason that they killed him there, and I'm sure it ain't no lie,
Was just for the fun of killin' him and to watch him slowly die.

And then to stop the United States of yelling for a trial,
Two brothers they confessed that they had killed poor Emmett Till.
But on the jury there were men who helped the brothers commit this awful crime,
And so this trial was a mockery, but nobody seemed to mind.

I saw the morning papers but I could not bear to see
The smiling brothers walkin' down the courthouse stairs.
For the jury found them innocent and the brothers they went free,
While Emmett's body floats the foam of a Jim Crow southern sea.

If you can't speak out against this kind of thing, a crime that's so unjust,
Your eyes are filled with dead men's dirt, your mind is filled with dust.
Your arms and legs they must be in shackles and chains, and your blood it must refuse to flow,
For you let this human race fall down so God-awful low!

This song is just a reminder to remind your fellow man
That this kind of thing still lives today in that ghost-robed Ku Klux Klan.
But if all of us folks that thinks alike, if we gave all we could give,
We could make this great land of ours a greater place to live.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Friday, 11 September 2009

A good source for studying the Roman Empire is Schools Wikipedia:

http://schools-wikipedia.org/wp/r/Roman_Empire.htm

Spartacus Educational has just produced a new section on the Romans for their online history encyclopaedia:

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Romans.htm

At the moment it contains 46 biographies and 26 individual topics. It also includes questions produced for National Curriculum History. It will grow considerably over the next few months.

Friday, 21 August 2009

Flickr Images

I am looking into the importance of using Flickr Images in blogging and websites. At present I have been adding a link from my pages to Flickr but am now wondering if I should include Flickr Images on my site?
I have been only using my own images linked to Flickr but am now looking into the legal implications of copyright. This link has proved to be useful: http://www.skelliewag.org/a-complete-guide-to-finding-and-using-incredible-flickr-images-162.htm
http://www.skelliewag.org/a-complete-guide-to-finding-and-using-incredible-flickr-images-162.htm

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Sash Repairs

If you care about the period detail of your home, always consider renovating your sash windows rather than replacing them with uPVC. Plastic windows always look out of place on a period property. Sash Repairs Limited (based in London) offers the complete service for sash windows with window replacements to renovation and repair work. http://www.sashrepairs.co.uk/

Schools Wikipedia

Here are some good web pages on:

The history of football:

http://schools-wikipedia.org/wp/f/Football.htm

http://schools-wikipedia.org/wp/a/Association_football.htm

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Fhistory.htm

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/ENCfootball.htm

London

http://schools-wikipedia.org/wp/l/London.htm

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/ITlondon.htm


Norman Conquest

http://schools-wikipedia.org/wp/n/Norman_conquest_of_England.htm

http://schools-wikipedia.org/wp/b/Battle_of_Hastings.htm

http://schools-wikipedia.org/wp/w/William_I_of_England.htm

http://schools-wikipedia.org/wp/h/Harold_Godwinson.htm

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Normans.htm

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/NORhastings.htm

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/MEDwilliam1.htm

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/MEDharold.htm

The Conservation and Thermal Improvement of Timber Windows

"The effect of some improvements can be extremely damaging to an historic building or place. Double glazing in particular may involve the loss of the original windows and the introduction of a range of details which can ruin the appearance of the building." http://www.buildingconservation.com/articles/windows/thermal.htm

Period House Style

If you are interested in period properties have a look at my new pages:

http://www.freepedia.co.uk/DIRHomesEncausticTiles.php
http://www.freepedia.co.uk/DIRHomesBalconies&Verandas.php

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Mandy Rice-Davies

Regina v Ward was undoubtedly one of the most vindictively rigged trials of the 20th Century. The Macmillan government, plagued throughout their office by spy cases, were eager to shift the security aspects of the Profumo business out of the spotlight. Aristocratic by nature and clinging to the old values of a swiftly vanishing past, they cast about for lessor, more expendable mortals on who to pin the blame.
The establishment aimed their arrows at Stephen Ward and a couple of teenage girls who were doing nothing more than chasing a good time. The police with Machiavellian cunning threw in a couple of known prostitutes to muddy the waters.
Three days after Profumo confessed and resigned, Stephen Ward was arrested and a case that barely had legs to stand on was dragged kicking and screaming into court.
Ward may have been a man with lax moral standards and uncertain principles, but other than a few muddled insinuations from the priggish prosecution no evidence was produced to show that Stephen Ward was a pimp. There is no doubt that had Ward not committed suicide, the case would have been dismissed on appeal.
In regard to myself, the worst I could be accused of is bad judgment and a healthy libido. I was only eighteen years old when the storm broke and after getting on with the rest of my life 1963 still casts a shadow. However a scandal is a scandal whatever the outcome and there will always be those who for personal gain or simple spite will try to distort the truth.
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/SPYdavies.htm

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

West Ham United Blog

Gary Loughran and John Simkin have created a blog/daily newspaper devoted to West Ham United. Hammers News will include match reports, in-depth articles about the club, player profiles, player match-ratings, transfer news, book reviews, etc.

http://hammersnews.blogspot.com/