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Author Archive: David Stockton

Festival Frenzy

As I look out of the office window here in Berkshire, all I see is the drizzling nasty rain that pre-empts the English Bank Holiday. Forget what they said at school, Keats got it wrong with all that misty mellowness nonsense. Nevertheless, let’s not bellyache as it is festival time with my town, Reading, smugly […]

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Tourist advice

This article appeared recently in an American magazine under the headline "Advice For Tourists". By all accounts it was taken seriously by a lot of people....

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The 1901 census

"The complete 1901 census for England and Wales published on the Internet on 2 January has to be one of the most ambitious projects of its kind undertaken by the Public Records Office [PRO]." David Stockton writes about the 1901 Census and its publication on the World Wide Web.

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WOMAD 2000

"'World Music' is reckoned to be the fastest growing genre in the music business, with sales booming in the High Street. If this is true then the three-day WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance) Festival - now in its 11th year at Reading - has to take some of the credit." David Stockton reviews the 2000 WOMAD.

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