Big Jack

Hundreds of well wishers lined the streets of Ashington in Northumberland today to pay their respects as the funeral cortege for Jack Charlton passes through his childhood home town. Affectionately known as ‘Big Jack’, he was part of the World Cup winning team in 1966 and played as a defender for England. He spent hisContinue reading “Big Jack”

‘Weihnachtsfrieden’ – For all those that fell

For just the briefest of moments around Christmas time in 1914 a small reminder of normality amidst the chaos and madness of warfare returned when men, very young men, sitting in the cold trenches of the German Army and dug into the mud of the French countryside began to sing Christmas carols. As their voicesContinue reading “‘Weihnachtsfrieden’ – For all those that fell”

Juntos num só ritmo

A group of anonymous knitters known as the Saltburn Yarn Stormers who are located in and around the seaside town in Cleveland have struck once again producing their latest work in the build up to World Cup 2014 by creating knitted figures representing countries taking part in the competition that begins in Brazil in 19Continue reading “Juntos num só ritmo”