• My History Talks

    Always being asked to give talks on either CPR and defibrillators, see Heartstart Thatcham, or more generally my history. Here is a list of some of the talks I have given over the last 10 years or so: Thatcham

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  • Newbury 365 launched

    A new history book, Newbury 365, was launched at West Berkshire Museum on Saturday 14th October 2015. The book, written by Dr Nick Young, details at least one historical event that took place on each day of the year. The book covers every day events, the English Civil War, murder and much more. For...

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  • Making a difference

    Making a difference

    This year, 2014, has been chaos. I will post a full review in a later post but recently I have been reminded that what I do in the community makes a difference. In 2011 I had the honour of being presented with a Gold Civic Award for my community work, namely my involvement with Thatcham Historical...

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  • Newbury Then and Now

    Newbury Then and Now

    Many people now know about my book “Thatcham Then and Now” that was published in 2012 by The History Press. Well there is now another one, "Newbury Then and Now" that I have written. It should be on the shelves the week commencing the 12th August 2013.  W.H.Smith and Waterstones in Newbury...

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  • Heartstart Thatcham's First Beat!

    Heartstart Thatcham

    Anyone who reads my blog, knows me or reads the local press will know I have been trying to set-up a Heartstart Scheme in Thatcham. Well that has now, after a year, happened.

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  • Thatcham Then and Now Launch

    Thatcham Then and Now

    Many people now know about my book, “Thatcham Then and Now.” It is set to launch later this week at an event on 26th July 2012, 7pm at Frank Hutchings Community Hall in Thatcham. I am giving a short talk at the launch, presenting a few of the books to certain people and then Thatcham Family...

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Book Review: Apple Confidential

Apple Confidential

Apple Confidential 2.0 is a book detailing the history of Apple and includes detailed information on many of the Apple products including List and the Macintosh. The history includes the making of Apple, the CEO issues and the fall of Apple, then the rise isdetailed with the return of Steve Jobs. A...

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Feb 7, 2009

Internet Encyclopedia

Internet Encyclopedia screenshot

Internet Encyclopedia was originally designed by Luka Cvrk (see Solucija) and sponsored by B4Contact and has been released under a Creative Commons Licence (Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0). I ported this theme to Drupal 6 in December 2008 for use on my website, nickbits.co.uk.

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Feb 3, 2009

Andreas02

Andreas02 screenshot

This is a port of Andreas 02. This theme was originally designed by Andreas Viklund as a free website template. Andreas states "The free website templates (and all included images and related extras) are released as open source web design. It means that you may use the templates for free for any...

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Feb 3, 2009

Light

This theme is the one used for this website and is called Light. It was originally created by Stephen Reinhardt for WordPress. I liked the theme so much that I have ported, with permission from Stephen, to Drupal. Again, with permission from Stephen, the theme has been palced on the Drupal site...

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Feb 3, 2009

What If: Longitude

What: Finding your position on the Earth as if you were going around the Equator (i.e. east to west), known as your Longitude. Finding your latitude, where you are between the poles is simple. This is done by measuring the angle of the Sun at midday and has been calculated accurately for centuries...

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Feb 3, 2009

TV/Film Review: Labyrinth

Labyrinth

Labyrinth, a 1986 movie, is the story of a girl, Sarah, played by Jennifer Connelly, who doesn’t get on with her new step-mother. She reads a fantasy book, Labyrinth, and later wishes that the Goblin King, played by David Bowie, to take her baby brother away. To get him back she must find her way...

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Feb 3, 2009