Ken Wilson: 7 Feb 1941 – 11 Jun 2016

Ken Wilson: 7 Feb 1941 – 11 Jun 2016

On June 11, the British climbing world lost one of its greatest advocates in the inimitable form of Ken Wilson. For a decade, from 1969…

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A very sad centenary, July 1, 2016

A very sad centenary, July 1, 2016

Picture: Crown Copyright/Public Domain On this 100th anniversary of the worst day in British military history, I want to pay tribute to those relatives of…

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The blackest day in UK history for 77 years

The blackest day in UK history for 77 years

January 2018: I’ve reinstated this old post, from June 24 2016, on the front of my website so that anyone coming here can see that…

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The Disunited Kingdom, June 2016

The Disunited Kingdom, June 2016

Here I shall be posting some of the better articles I’ve read on the ongoing British nightmare that David Cameron has bequeathed to us Brexit…

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The Breakers of Britain - my view of the Brexiters, June 20, 2016

The Breakers of Britain – my view of the Brexiters, June 20, 2016

On the UK Climbing website that I frequent, the subject of the EU referendum has loomed large in recent threads in the ‘Down the Pub’…

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A Pandora's Box: 'George' update, June 2016

A Pandora’s Box: ‘George’ update, June 2016

On January 22nd I received an extraordinary big orange box from New Zealand containing archive material relating to the final years of my air speed…

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‘George’ project update, Xmas 2015

‘George’ project update, Xmas 2015

I have now been toiling away on my huge project of a biography of my great uncle, George Stainforth, aviator extraordinary, since the beginning of 2011….

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