Moira Canal Festival 2015

Moira Canal Festival 2015

Last weekend saw the Moira Canal Festival 2015, on the Leicestershire / Derbyshire border, at Moira Furness.  I have been going along for the last few years, and have written about the 2013 and 2014 shows, which were, like their predecessors, great fun.  This year saw the return of some favourites, including Morris Dancing – […]

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Onion Jokes

onion rings

There have been some odd topics for pages of one liners, and this one falls in that category.  Here are some onion jokes.  Hopefully the only tears will be of laughter.  Don’t, though, expect too much hilarity or originality….     “Spring, salad, shallot, picked”, said a friend. He knows his onions.   I have […]

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Snibston Discovery Museum

Snibston Discovery museum

As the name may suggest, the Leicestershire town of Coalville has an industrial past that includes mining, and one of the former pits in the area now forms the centre of Snibston Discovery Museum and park.  Visitors can learn about how technical innovation has changed the lives of people over the last five centuries, and […]

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