December 2011 Blog Posts (3)

Old Bailey Trials

I was sorry that the brilliant series Garrow's Law has ended. Inspired by it, I thought I'd have a look on the Old Bailey trials which are now on line dating from 1674 to 1913.    I came across a fascinating account of a murder committed in 1869 in Truro Road and the poor…

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Added by Kathleen Duffy on December 18, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

The Housing Scandal

Part 2 of The Great British Property Scandal shows tonight on Channel 4.  It really is a great way to use television, to highlight urgent social issues. It began last night and it featured some boarded up houses on the North Circular which are five minutes down the road and which I noticed about two years ago when I was taking a walk round the area. 

 

These houses have been empty for years but take note - they are on one of the main roads to the Olympic Stadium and so…

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Added by Kathleen Duffy on December 6, 2011 at 17:31 — 3 Comments

Those Darn Ducks!

For about three years I've been trying to photograph the ducks that fly in formation over my flat - at the moment they are arriving at about 4 oclock in the afternoon.  However, sometimes they are really awkward and arrive late by which time I am thoroughly fed up and just as I put the camera down and go to make a cuppa, those darn ducks arrive squawking (mockingly, it seems to me).  Or if I do manage to point the camera at them the battery seems to run out at that precise…

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Added by Kathleen Duffy on December 5, 2011 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

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