Thursday, 10 April 2014

April 10th - Tewkesbury 7 - Belated Birthday Present

Someone in the family had a birthday a few days ago, and we weren't there. We had left presents behind, for opening, and we phoned, but it's not the same.

Here is a belated birthday present - someone's blog that I have just tripped across. It will appeal to his sense of humour.

How I found it is like this; while rambling around Tewkesbury this morning, we spotted this.

 
 
By the way, I have just learned how to crop photographs on my phone! Who's clever then!
 
We are avid plaque and sign readers, and I enjoyed this one. Once back at the ranch, I investigated to find out what might have happened, but didn't, on that day - Tewkesbury has a long and complicated history.
 
It's a mixture of disappointing, interesting, dull and amusing.
 
The plaque is "an amusing gift item", and can been seen on buildings in Bourton-on-the-Water and Rye and all sorts of places; http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cast-Iron-Sign-NOTHING-HAPPENED/dp/B00F4479M4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397134332&sr=8-1&keywords=on+this+site+nothing+happened
 
(Hurry, only one left in stock, price £14.85)
 
I also discovered from this blog, which I am about to make you a present of, that it is the date of an indecisive Naval battle in the American War of Independence (I'm pleased to note that his blog is as full of typos as mine)
 
AND, if you accept the theory that the year should have been 1752, not 1782, the "nothing" really did happen, as the date lies in that period of 13 days that were "lost" when changing from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar.
 
So, here's the blog; www.uselessofblog.blogspot.com "Infrequently Asked Questions". It's also got quite a lot of techie stuff to amuse and entertain.
 
Happy Birthday 

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