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The Dole: recording punk in Peterborough

In 1977-8, when punk was THE thing, I engineered and produced a couple of Punk Rock singles by bands from Peterborough where I then lived. I’d had no communications with either band for 36 years or so. Then late in … Continue reading

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Take time to notice

Are your earliest childhood recollections like mine? Watching ever-changing cloud patterns, soaring skylarks and swooping swifts. Busy bees. Garden birds pecking. Chattering ducks. Industrious ants. Fluttering butterflies. Flowers in their great variety. The sounds of birdsong, voices and traffic. The … Continue reading

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Let’s say “hello”

I’m going to make an effort to smile and say “hello” to people I encounter. What a friendlier, happier community we’d be if we all did that! But first we need to make eye contact, which isn’t always easy. I … Continue reading

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Brookwood Country Park

Click HERE to view walks in Brookwood Country Park. Click HERE to view the map of Brookwood Country Park.  

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Woking News & Mail: community pages

Click on the pictures below to view ‘What’s new in the community’ pages from the Woking News & Mail. (Note: unfortunately conversion to a GIF picture file has both reduced the colour depth and caused minor text errors.) March 14, … Continue reading

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Scalding: a totally preventable “accident”

The article below was one of many I wrote for many publications over several years, on behalf of a valve manufacturer. The publisher was ABC&D (Architect, Builder, Contractor & Developer) magazine. Scalding: a totally preventable “accident” The bill tabled by … Continue reading

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Preventing water backflow

Below is another article from my monthly contributions to the training section of a leading heating and plumbing magazine, written on behalf of a leading manufacturer serving those industries. Preventing water backflow The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 (or … Continue reading

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Water pressure regulation in tall buildings

I wrote the following article in 2009 as one of my monthly contributions to the training section of a leading heating and plumbing magazine, on behalf of a leading manufacturer serving those industries. Water pressure regulation in tall buildings Pressure … Continue reading

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Reducing water wastage using pressure reducing valves

The soil may be waterlogged and the reservoirs full when you read this, but sometimes England is in drought and we are encouraged to conserve fresh water in case the taps run dry. During those periods I wrote many articles … Continue reading

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A church for life – not just Christmas

I’d thought “church” wasn’t for me … until I visited a church like none I’d seen before. It set me on a new journey through life. I made friends with wonderful people. “Church” – what it does and what it … Continue reading

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