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Although it has not felt much like it recently, Spring is almost here, and lovely sunny daffodils are appearing up and down the country. This
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Happy Valentine’s Day – Love is in the Air! Just to remind you it’s also a Leap Year and although this may sound a bit
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On 3 February, 1902, Robert F. Scott’s British National Antarctic Expedition was on its way back to McMurdo Sound in the Ross Sea of Antarctica.
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  Happy #NationalPuzzleDay. Here's a tiny selection of the many jigsaw puzzles we have in our collection. An interesting fact: John Spilsbury ( 1739 –
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Since the announcement back in November we now have more information for you : The all - important registration form can be found HERE.  Please
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The December Trailrope is out now and is a bumper issue of 20 pages full of interesting history. Editor Jenni always manages to fill the
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Ryan O'Neal has died and not one media story mentions his role in the feature film 'Green Ice' . Our president doubled for him in
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Terry Adams was a long-term friend of the BBM&L  and this morning breathed his last after a spell in a care home in South Africa
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The Dante balloon group can proudly call themselves 'the oldest balloon group still active'. It was formed on 5 December in 1971 by a group
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All over the world, 21st November is the day balloonists celebrate the anniversary of the first free flight with human beings. In 1783 in Paris,
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It was on this day 16 November 1959 that American balloonist Joe Kittinger made the first high altitude jump.  As part of the Execlsior 1
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