Watsons Ink

Following last month’s articles on Farleigh Nettheim, Peter Bryant has sent another snippet of Concord History. One thing that I didn’t mention before is that the small factory producing Watsons…

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Concord Quarry

A century ago, many houses and public buildings were built with stone foundations. Corner stones (quoins) were used on larger buildings to provide additional support for brick walls as well…

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Said Hanrahan

"Said Hanrahan" is a poem written by the Australian bush poet John O'Brien, the pen name of Roman Catholic priest Patrick Joseph Hartigan. The poem's earliest known publication was in July 1919 in The Catholic Press, appearing in 1921…

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Just for Fun

Make it idiot proof, and someone will make a better idiot.He who laughs last thinks slowest!Consciousness: that annoying time between naps.When there’s a will, I want to be in it.Change…

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When I’m an Old Lady

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Old woman drinks tea in her rocking chair. Cat and granny. Vector illustration

When I’m an old lady, I’ll live with each kidAnd bring so much happiness – just as they did.I want to pay back all the joy they’ve provided,Returning each deed!  …

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Useful Items

We remain a society fascinated by gadgetry.  The industrial revolution ensured that our ancestors were similarly attracted to wondrous objects which promised to make life easier, and, at times, more…

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