Tears as the boxes arrived and were opened…

Well, today’s tears were the result of receiving some boxes from Calstock​. Boxes mainly of books, but also of a quite nice set of plates, cups and saucers, etc. But the one item that had me most in tears was a small unused notebook inside a notebook case with the name of John E. Bovey … Continue reading Tears as the boxes arrived and were opened…

Thank you Troy Michael for helping me to tell my story too…

Earlier this week, Troy Michael, Mr Gay Iceland told Gay Star News about being raped when he was 12 by a friend of his older brother. For some reason, I only saw it this evening. I was not sure that I wanted to read the article, but I persevered and did so. You may well wonder … Continue reading Thank you Troy Michael for helping me to tell my story too…

Film from Unison for LGBT History Month

As part of LGBT History Month, Unison Northern Ireland is showing a film, We Were Here by David Weissman, which is a deep and reflective look at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco and how individuals rose to the occasion during the first years of this unimaginable crisis. I am sure that some … Continue reading Film from Unison for LGBT History Month

“Spin the Globe” – new series on Radio 4 from Michael Scott

Earlier this morning I got an update from Dr Michael Scott who presents history on television and radio like no one else. His latest project with the BBC is Spin the Globe A series that takes famous dates in British history and finds out what was happening at the same time in other corners of the … Continue reading “Spin the Globe” – new series on Radio 4 from Michael Scott