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Women and Trains July 26, 2013

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
Women and Trains

Beachcombing has a dear aged friend who left her native country and came to live in the UK in the late 1930s. On her first day in the capital she, then a fresh-faced beautiful woman, climbed onto a train at Waterloo (follow the link for the best Churchill story of them all) and settled down […]

From Ox Carts to Railways May 2, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern, Prehistoric
From Ox Carts to Railways

Archaeologists love the idea of continuity, the notion that little really changes, that from generation to generation, though the forms, languages and professions of faith may alter, the substance remains the same. Historians are, generally speaking, the opposite. They fixate on change and have little patience with the archaeological fraternity – Beachcombing wrote for many […]