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A Trip Down Memory Lane

Keith Chegwin, affectionately known as Cheggers, was a big part of my childhood – growing up in the 70s and 80s, I could be found clued to Multicoloured Swap Shop, starring both him and Noel Edmonds, and Cheggers Plays Pop. … Continue reading

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Wine For The Royals

It wasn’t until I was in my twenties that I first learned my great grandfather, Arnold John Deller, had been wine butler to the Royal Family – to Queen Alexandra, wife of King Edward VII, and her son, King George … Continue reading

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Pick Up A Programme

It wasn’t until I was sorting out my bureau, ready for a house move, that I realised how many programmes I’d amassed over the years. Looking back, I think it’s a habit I picked up from my father. Right from … Continue reading

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Newbury Racecourse – Not Just A Racecourse

A Plumb Job Growing up in Newbury, Berkshire, with a racecourse on my doorstep, many would think it was inevitable that I spent some time there. I did, though many of my friends haven’t ever set foot on the course. … Continue reading

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Marking The Page

When I was growing up, going to London was a rare and special treat. So when Dad asked me if I’d like to go with him to see the sights and to The National Gallery, I jumped at the chance. … Continue reading

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A Trip Down Memory Lane

And the Certificate is Awarded to… When I moved a little while ago, I came across a pile of certificates from my childhood. I loved getting a certificate. I wasn’t a very confident child and being given a certificate made … Continue reading

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A Trip Down Memory Lane

A Royal Obsession It was in 1981 that I first took an interest in Princess Diana. I was nine years old and we were on holiday in Torquay. There was quite a furore in the guest house where we were … Continue reading

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A Trip Down Memory Lane

My Days as a Duranie I couldn’t believe it – more than thirty-five years after I first fell in love with the pop group Duran Duran, I was going to see them live. My partner had surprised me with tickets … Continue reading

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A Trip Down Memory Lane

Memories of My Special Grandparents I was twelve when my grandad died. So I only have a few memories of him. I wish I had more. Grandad and Nan had moved away some years before so we didn’t see them … Continue reading

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Music Memories

When I was three, I loved watching Andy Pandy and wistfully yearned for a doll like Looby Loo. I sang Humpty Dumpty over and over, completely out of tune much to Mum’s dismay. I had teddy bear pictures on my … Continue reading

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