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Posted 18 hours 54 min ago

I was never a tea drinker until I came to Salem Chapel. Bored of refusing the obligatory cups of warm, brown liquid before a Bible study or after a service, I yielded and reluctantly began quaffing. Now I rather enjoy it, though after three or four cups in a given day I tire of its taste. A fully paid-up tea drinker am I; indeed, when a visitor first calls at my home, he will be greeted with:

Posted 18 hours 55 min ago

The name of Latheronwheel, a village in Scotland’s Highlands, comes from Scottish Gaelic Latharn a' Phuill which may be translated ‘muddy pool'. This is a most unattractive name, yet how charming is the reality!

Posted 1 day 18 hours ago

Posted 1 day 18 hours ago

I recently took a funeral. Good practice demands that owners of mobile phones (which now usually means anyone under the age of 85) be reminded to turn them off or place them in silent mode. I double checked my own; it would certainly be embarrassing to be exposed as one not taking one’s own advice.

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Eyam village in Derbyshire is a quaint and picturesque place, a quintessence of old England. Yet here in 1665 plague broke out and hundreds of villagers died. It arrived in a package of cloth from London, and quickly spread from the tailor's family to his neighbours and customers.

Posted 4 days 18 hours ago

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