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A 20-step starter’s guide to using Twitter efficiently | Blog | Econsultancy

If you should want such a thing this looks ok. A 20-step starter’s guide to using Twitter efficiently | Blog | Econsultancy

Peterborough Museum has an old operating theatre

An old operating theatre is being used as the conservation room at Peterborough Museum - we hear that they are considering a grant application. Clearly, it would be sad if we were to lose our unique status - but I'm not sure there is anything we can do about it! Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery | Culture24

Guys Power Station

I've been looking for more information on the Guys Power Station which was built in the early 20th Century for light, heat and to run an efficient Laundry. The introduction of electricity has fascinated me since watching the Prestige which refers to the work of the great scientist, Nikola Tesla. London's first power station was in Holborn, and in Shoreditch there was a power station powered by rubbish. The following page was found by Colin. page256-volume34-1stapril1905.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Archaeology Walks in London

This is a listing of the archaeology walks I am doing for London walks over the next year. Archaeology Walks in London conducted by London Walks

Tudor Walk for Children

I did a Tudor walk for a parents group from a West London School - entirely organised by the parents - led by Fay - one parent per child on average. The Walk went very well and was very enjoyable - only problem is to stop it becoming a gore fest - sites of executions! The route was: Barbican - view of the City from the Bridge above the Road Charterhouse - execution of the Cathusian Monks Smithfield - Market and Jousting Arena St Barts - Hospital and Monastery Clothfair - Trading, Market and Fair Protestant memorial - Burnings at the Stake and Boiling in Oil Wallace - Plaque to William Wallace - hanging, drawing and quatering Statue of Henry VIII Cock Lane - end of the Fire of London and Body Snatching and William Harvey Holy Sepulchre Church Old Bailey - trials and executions Bell Savage - Pocahontas on Display Ludgate - City Gate Stationers Hall - Printing and Shakespeare Temple Bar - Entry into the City St Pauls - Cathedral and Market St Pauls Churchyard - Catholic burning of the

Pure Finder

This is a ridiculous song about Pure Finders - Pure was essentially dog pooh - which was collected by the Leather industry for processing skins. To see it click here:

Interview with Hans-Ulrich Obrist

This is an interview with the famous curator who is now at the Serpentine. Thanks to Evi for the link. artfacts.net: News: Artfacts.Net Interview with Hans-Ulrich Obrist

Centenary of Bermondsey suffragette protest

This is a report of a piece of direct action by a Suffragette who attacked ballot papers in the local elections. She accidently poured acid over one of the tellers harming his sight. Centenary of Bermondsey suffragette protest [28 October 2009]

Dickens 2012 Bicentenary

2012 is the 200th anniversary of Dickens' Birthday in Portsmouth. There is going to be a big celebration which I guess will encompass London, Chatham, Broadstairs, Portsmouth and all other Dickensenian places. I hope I'm going to be doing a Dickens tour for Elderhostel/exploratas. Facebook | Dickens 2012 Bicentenary