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WILLIAM’S PROBLEM by Marion Twyman

William’s problem is that he is just too nice for his own good ! His struggles to maintain a quiet, uncomplicated life lead him into all kinds of dilemmas, and his current one is a good example. It all started … Continue reading

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TRAVELLERS REST. by Marion Twyman.

Ralph Runciman spotted the New Age Travellers first, as he walked his dog. He rang the other members of the Parish Council. ‘We must stop this invasion now’ he barked. The Parish Councillors and the village policeman, followed Ralph to … Continue reading

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A quiet night in by John Lary

At the top of Coronation Drive sits the green single decker bus. The bus is 38 years old and weighs 18 tons. At the bottom of Coronation Drive, in number 26, sits Emily Muttock. Emily is 92 years old and … Continue reading

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49 shades of …….. by John Wilkins

It was a surprise when Suzie, the most beautiful sight on the factory floor, the pearl amongst the swine in the machine shop, invited me for drinks when the factory’s last day arrived. I wasn’t expecting any thanks –a thousand … Continue reading

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A touch of the flu by John Wilkins

I went out of the front door, or rather I was pushed out. My mother wasn’t having any of it. “You have got nothing more than just a touch of the flu” she said A Monday in bed watching football … Continue reading

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AN EYE FOR AN EYE by Marion Twyman

“What the whole lot, the whole sixty five thousand? You’ve got to be joking”. As David said it, he knew deep in his heart that it was not a joke. His brother, Graham, the vicar of St Williams, was distraught, … Continue reading

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CHAPTER SEVEN OF SPLINTERS FROM A PERSONAL LOG

TWELVE OF THE BEST Within two years of joining the navy, I had the chance to serve on a ship based in the Far East at Singapore. “That’s for me,” I chortled. “The Far East and its mysteries.” I lost … Continue reading

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Chapter six. Splinters from a personal log – THE CONCRETE CORVET

On the 15th of May, 1950, I strode down Chatham high street to meet my destiny. Taking a deep breath, I entered the Royal Navy recruiting office. “How soon can I join?” I asked the officer sitting at a desk … Continue reading

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CHAPTER FIVE of Splinters from a Personal Log THE EGYPT EXPERIENCE

After the unfortunate incident of the tea party, the relationship between Lorna and me drifted into the doldrums. Neither of us knew quite what to do.

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Chapter 2 – the Baby of the Family by Philip Mansfield

Greenwich – the mid 1930s As far as I could ascertain, the family moved to Greenwich in about 1934, it may well have been earlier, but whenever it was, I did not recall the move at all. My first recollections … Continue reading

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