Unidentified Flower

Photographed at Sissinghurst Kent, June 2014. If you are able to identify this spectacular specimen I'd love to know!



Product of a beautiful Summer this Lily was also photographed at Sissinghurst Kent, June 2014. I'm again intrigued to know the variety!


African Daisy

Operated by the National Trust, Sissinghurst Kent is a great day out for amateur gardeners. This colourful display was photographed in June 2014.




School Swimming Club Circa 1957

Organiser and teacher of German Mr Dennis Pegg

Are you in the photograph? ? ? ?
Can you put names to faces? ? ? ?
Want to share the information? ?

Back Row: 1 _____ 2 _____ 3 _____ 4 _____ 5 _____ 6 Ivan Wilcock
Middle Row: 1 Ken Oliver 2 _____ 3 _____ 4 _____ 5 _____
Front Row: 1 _____ 2 Kenny Evans 3 _____ 4 _____ 5 _____
Master: Dennis Pegg

A Short Biography of Thomas Linacre

Thomas Linacre was born in Canterbury in about 1460. He entered All Souls College, Oxford in 1480 and distinguished himself in Greek. He then studied in Rome, gaining a knowledge of Greek and Latin which made him one of the foremost humanistic scholars of his time. He also studied medicine at Vicenza, receiving his medical degree at Padua. Ten years later, back in England, Linacre became physician to King Henry VIII and regular attendant to many of the most prominent people in the country. He was also the close friend of Sir Thomas More and Erasmus. After 11 years as a physician, Thomas Linacre resigned to become a priest.

He devoted the fortune from his medical practice to the foundation of chairs in Greek medicine at Oxford and Cambridge University and to the establishment of the Royal College of Physicians. After Linacre obtained his charter for the College, no-one except a regular physician could practice in and around London.

Thomas Linacre was rector of Wigan between 1519 and 1524

Source: University of Oxford, Linacre College web site.


Poet's Corner

Rosamond in her Bower

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John Lancaster MP for Wigan
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Dust Upon God's Fair Earth
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John Byrom 1692 - 1793
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