The Year In Pictures 2013

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:46 pm

Catch-up wrote:Thanks for the link Tony, and interesting info about Cardiff Castle! Many times I've tried to get a handle on the history over there and always walk away feeling confused and defeated. :oops: But then, I'm easily confused, so that's not saying much. :D

The odd thing is that Sharlene knows more about British history than I do. When I was in school we tended to look at one particular period, whereas Sharlene did British History as an overview - so she covered a lot more area.

Plus the fact that we had the worst history teacher ever! :evil: All he ever did during lessons was dictate pages and pages of stuff. I'm not even sure what period we were learning about - possibly The War of the Roses. All I do know is that I learned nothing.

I have learned a lot more since school and love history. It annoys the hell out of me that a bad teacher should destroy an interesting subject.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Square12 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:58 pm

Can I recommend a book called remember remember Tony by Macmillan publishing, same guys responsible for the book i before e
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:01 pm

Thanks! But I'm really a lot better with history now. I just wish that Bernard Cornwell had been my school history teacher. ;)
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Dotsie » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:38 pm

I learned nothing about British history in school, except for the two world wars (and not much useful info about them), and the industrial revolution.

I would say that most Brits are pants when it comes to our own history, mostly because it's not really taught in schools.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Sister Jennifer » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:26 pm

Beautiful pics Mad, thanks for sharing.

I learnt a bit of history today. Worked with a Scottish Dr from Ayr. He has Bannockburn 1314, tattooed on his arm & I asked him about it.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:26 pm

I think it's a case of just teaching you enough to take the exams. Whatever period is going to be covered in the exam is the period you will learn about. :roll:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Catch-up » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:45 pm

I like history too, and it's awful when you have someone droning on at you about it instead of making it interesting. There's one guy who's on some of the documentaries on the History channel. I can barely stand to listen to the other commentators, but this guy is amazing! He really brings it all to life and is dynamic.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Alanz » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:28 pm

I love History too, Anything from the War and how they coped facinates me no end, It must have been hard to live then, Also although i know little about it only what was on TV but Ancient Briton and the Romans really facinate me..But i'm rubbish at dates and such as i didn't pay much attention in School. :(
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:35 pm

Love history and it's great that certainly in Shropshire there is lots of it still here to wander round :D
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:00 pm

Sister Jennifer wrote:Beautiful pics Mad, thanks for sharing.

I learnt a bit of history today. Worked with a Scottish Dr from Ayr. He has Bannockburn 1314, tattooed on his arm & I asked him about it.

Just a bit more SJ :mrgreen:

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Sister Jennifer » Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:02 am

Thanks, Dug!
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby chillicamper » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:49 am

Great history lesson Dug :D I had a good history teacher and thought I learnt a fair bit - but sometimes I realise my knowledge of history is still pretty poor.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby chillicamper » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:58 am

And here's a couple more wot I just made ;) on beech wood - 16cm x10cm. Still not getting the hang of photographing them when I need flash - tend to get a bit of a 'shine' on the pics. It's OK getting a photo when the sun is out.....but how often is that :lol:

American steam engine

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Lightweight army Land Rover in mud

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:16 am

Oooh! I like those. :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:51 am

Me too. The train is amazing.
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