on Weston’s Grand Pier

    The Grand Pier is not just a long promenade out into the sea, at the end there is a funfair, just the thing for rainy days on holiday! Tremendously loud, music, rides, machines, screams… but great if you like that sort of thing, and plenty of kids do!       Time for a cup of coffee, I […]

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Searching for Emma…

I get these bees in my bonnet. Horace Colgate, né Alfred Dodd, born in London… who was his father, who exactly was his mother? I knew her name was Emma Pither Dodd and that she married Thomas Colgate. Her birth place in the census was stated as Ascot in Berkshire but I just seemed to stumble blindly around the […]

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Rhubarb… with a raspberry sponge topping!

  I cut all our  rhubarb the other day and needing to make a pudding for tonight’s tea for my daughter’s new boyfriend, I thought I would stew it and put a sponge topping on it. Beat 8oz (200g) caster sugar and butter or margarine (8oz, 200g)  until very pale and creamy  

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