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Events. Balloon, Magic, Etc / Re: Sutton Balloon Jam, 22nd January
« Last post by Graham Lee on January 21, 2020, 09:44:29 PM »
Last chance to book in for tomorrow, we have over 25 people coming along to should be a fun day.
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Picture Gallery / Re: Famous British Characters from History and Literature
« Last post by magirob on January 21, 2020, 03:59:32 PM »
Week 4
Hello all, this week I am taking a departure from my usual factual historical figure and I am featuring my first fictional British person, John Clayton II, Viscount Greystoke also known as Tarzan is a fictional man raised in the African jungle by the Mangani great apes; he makes a trip back to Britain in his adult life only to reject civilisation and return to the wild as a heroic adventurer. Tarzan was created by Edgar Rice Burroughs and he first appeared in the novel Tarzan of the Apes in 1912, since then he has appeared in 25 sequels, and countless other books, films, shows and even a musical.
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Picture Gallery / Re: Famous British Characters from History and Literature
« Last post by magirob on January 21, 2020, 03:58:24 PM »
Week 3

Emmeline Pankhurst was born in Manchester to politically active parents, from the age of 14 she was made aware of the women's suffrage movement and spent her life fighting for the cause. Emmeline Pankhurst's campaigns were often seen as militant however the work she did eventually allowed women to have the vote and in 1999 she was named as one of the top 100 most important people of the 20th century, She is now commemorated with a statue in Victoria Tower Gardens, next to the Houses of Parliament.
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Picture Gallery / Re: Famous British Characters from History and Literature
« Last post by magirob on January 21, 2020, 03:57:06 PM »
Week 2

Alfred the Great is one of only 2 kings to have the word great in his name, it was added to his name in the sixteenth century, why? well basically because he did great things for Britain.
For starters he defended Britain against many viking attacks, most notably the Battle of Edington in 878 where he made an agreement with the Vikings eventually converting the Viking leader to Christianity.

Alfred was a well educated and level headed man, he pushed education across his kingdom and moved the teachings from Latin to Anglo Saxon, without Alfred the great there would be no England as we see it today, and there would be no English language.
There is no evidence to suggest that the legend of King Alfred burning the cakes is true, in actual fact the story is thought to be based upon an older Norse tale.

King Alfred died in 899 and was eventually buried in Winchester.
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Picture Gallery / Famous British Characters from History and Literature
« Last post by magirob on January 21, 2020, 03:55:47 PM »
Hello all, I have started yet another new Project, the theme for 2020 is Famous British Characters from History and Literature

First up is this chap, just like me he was born in the city of Portsmouth, he once got a coin stuck up his nose and he had to invent a machine to dislodge it.
Brunel built tunnels, railways, ships and many other things during his lifetime changing the landscape of Britain forever. He was one of the most ingenious and prolific figures in engineering history.
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Events. Balloon, Magic, Etc / Re: Rob Driscoll Star Lecture, 1st April
« Last post by magirob on January 21, 2020, 03:49:04 PM »
Hi All

So I have a few things I would like to share with you all at this event, but is there anything anyone would like to see me show/explain? if there is then please let me know

Rob
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Picture Gallery / Re: Girl
« Last post by Graham Lee on January 21, 2020, 03:27:57 PM »
Plus with face artwork.
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Picture Gallery / Re: Girl
« Last post by Graham Lee on January 21, 2020, 03:27:24 PM »
I may have posted these on another thread but could not find when I searched.
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Picture Gallery / Re: My Balloon Art
« Last post by Graham Lee on January 21, 2020, 10:01:09 AM »
May 2019
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Picture Gallery / Re: My Balloon Art
« Last post by Graham Lee on January 21, 2020, 10:00:22 AM »
May 2019
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