Author archive for Jane Tomlinson

  • Oct232015
    Jane Elizabeth Hodgson

    The death of Dr Jane Elizabeth Hodgson – 23 October 2006

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    There are many reasons why a pregnancy may be unwanted. A woman may have no access to contraception or already…

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  • Jul052015

    A map of the shipping forecast

    My map of the UK shipping forecast combines my interest with cartography, typography, nature and history. If you love weather,…

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  • Jul022015

    Amelia Earhart disappears – 2 July 1937

    “…first lady of the skies,  she had no guy holding her down, no one could clip her wings, she was…

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  • Apr262015
    guernica

    Guernica – 26 April 1937

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    On 26 April 1937, it was market day in Guernica, a small town in northern Spain considered to be the…

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  • Mar292015
    iCan - a hand painted water can

    iCan – a self-portrait as a folk artist

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    My iCan is a self-portrait in the folk art style; a picture of me in the form of all the…

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  • Mar292015

    What is folk art?

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    A few years someone described me as a folk artist. I’m not talking about music here, I’m talking about visual…

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  • Feb032015
    johannes gutenberg

    The death of Johannes Gutenberg – 3 February 1468

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    Where would humanity be without the stone axe, the wheel, the plough, the compass and the steam engine? Likewise the…

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  • Jan132015

    Guns ‘n’ roses: the murder of Joan Root – 13 January 2006

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    On this day in 2006, 69-year-old Joan Root lay alone bleeding to death from gunshot wounds at her home on…

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  • Oct142014

    Clogs. Wooden shoe know it

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    Clogs: solid practical wooden footwear which used to be worn by people who worked on the land especially in the…

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  • Oct142014

    The Battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest – 14 October 1066

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    The British Isles has a long history of invaders: Angles, Danes, Saxons, Vikings. But on the 28 September 1066, when…

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