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25th December 1914: Christmas Day on board HMS Talbot
by Dr Ruth Salter  I know that it’s not 25th of December today, but what could be more fitting for the final blog post of the series, and for the final entry taken from my great-grandfather, Arthur John Pidgeon’s … Continue reading
13th December 1914: Bad apples and a mishap in the kitchen
by Dr Ruth Salter  The second entry taken from my great-grandfather, Arthur John Pidgeon’s W/T Signal Log (see the first entry).
3rd December 1914: Rough weather at sea and the ship’s cat
by Dr Ruth Salter  While many of the dates we’re looking at in this year’s December blog series mark big, noteworthy events which impacted either on the life of a notable individual, or on contemporary society – thus potentially … Continue reading
by Dr Richard Blakemore At the end of June, I attended a conference in Amsterdam to mark the 350th anniversary of the Dutch navy’s raid on Chatham dockyard in 1667. The raid is most famous for the Dutch capture of … Continue reading