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Municipal Railway Album – trams, light rail & a few buses

My friend Bob Young is an avid collector of postcards. For that reason, he acquired a large lever-arch postcard and photo album entitled “Municipal...

Last Will & Testament of Dame Anastasia Mannock of Windsor

Transcript of Public Record Office ref. PROB11/1556 Dame Anastasia Mannock 99 Transcribed July 1994 by Tony Hadland from photocopies   This is the last Will and Testament of...

More about two 17th Century Catholic books

By Nigel H. Sinnott, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia “Many a man lives a burden to the earth; but a good book is the precious life-blood of a...

New illustrated talk features heritage railways

By request, Tony has created a new illustrated talk featuring eight heritage railways in five countries – the USA, Ireland, Wales, France and England....

Bicycle Design: An Illustrated History – now officially published in the UK and Europe

This post is about the new book that Professor Hans-Erhard Lessing and I have written on the history of bicycle design. The project has...

75 years later, Steve takes on Tommy’s challenge

My good pal Dave Minter tells me that Steve Abraham, a friend of his, is going for the Tommy Godwin annual mileage record. What’s...

Cycling history interviews

In the late 1990s, Tony Hadland and the late John Pinkerton decided to conduct in-depth oral history interviews with some of the most interesting...

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