Year of the Bus 2014

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London Transport Museum Events

Exhibition opening: Goodbye Piccadilly – from Home Front to Western Front
Friday Lates: Goodbye Piccadilly and Paint the Town Red
Routemaster Bus Tour: A Busman’s Holiday
Talks: From A to B and back again: The Story of the London Bus and Routemaster – The Bus We Loved
Symposium: The social history and cultural significance of the London bus
B-type Battle Bus on tour
Bus Garage Open Days
Family activities
Museum Depot Open Weekends

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Download a free copy of SAR Spotlight

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Issue three is still available as a free pdf download from

SAR Spotlight On: Issue Three, Great Britain, RNLI, Beach-launched All-weather Lifeboats http://tinyurl.com/d8rxlms

This issue previewed the new Shannon Class and RNLI Exmouth then due to be the first station to receive the new boat. The issue also compared Exmouth to RNLI Aldeburgh and reviewed the two stations’ histories.

Kebony wood selected for the world’s first Quiet Mark Treehouse unveiled at the 2014 Ideal Home Show

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The Quiet Treehouse has been designed by Blue Forest Luxury Treehouses and will be donated for permanent use by Chestnut Tree House, the children’s hospice in Sussex

 

[London: March 10 2014] Kebony has been working with Blue Forest Luxury Treehouses, John Lewis and Quiet Mark to develop an ambitious tree home made from Kebony wood, the sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood. The Quiet Treehouse will appear at the Ideal Home Show from 14th – 30th March 2014 at London’s Earls Court.

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rare 17th dynasty wooden sarcophagus discovered in luxor

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The Minister of Antiquities, Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim, has announced the discovery of a rare wooden sarcophagus in the Dra’ Abulnaga Area, West Bank, Luxor. Dating back to the 17th Dynasty (1600 A.D), the Sarcophagus’ lid contains hieroglyphic inscriptions indicating the name of the sarcophagus’ owner, which remains in good condition inside.

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March at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Explore the Landscapes of Fishing

This month sees the launch of a powerful new photographic exhibition by the internationally renowned photo-journalist Vince Bevan.  The Landscapes of Fishing exhibition, which opens on 29 March, portrays the richness and diversity of inshore fishing in the southern North Sea and the English Channel.

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In an exciting new show, ‘FIVE’, the American Hardwood Export Council teams up with OKAY Studio to celebrate Clerkenwell Design Week’s 5th Anniversary

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A 5th wedding anniversary is celebrated with a wooden gift. In keeping with this tradition, and in celebration of its 5th Anniversary, Clerkenwell Design Week is curating a special exhibition with OKAY Studio and the American Hardwood Export Council. Inspired by five American hardwood species and Clerkenwell’s 5th Anniversary, five design teams from OKAY Studio will work independently to produce an eclectic mix of innovative designs showcasing how versatile American hardwood can be. The five species are tulipwood, ash, hard maple, red oak and cherry, chosen to promote the diversity of colours and grains in these lesser-known American hardwood species. The designs for FIVE will be manufactured by Kent-based sculptor and fabricator, Adam Kershaw who is renowned for his craftsmanship and skill with wood.

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Naval Anti-aircraft Guns & Gunnery

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Every so often, a book is published that will prove the definitive work on its subject. This is such a book and fully justifies its cover price, although Pen & Sword are famous for their discounts and special offers for on-line purchasers, so a real bargain is possible. The full cover price will not deter an enthusiast or a naval professional and copies are likely to fly off the shelf for private and professional libraries around the world. Hopefully, the readership will be even wider, because this is a book that covers naval anti-aircraft weaponry and systems comprehensively and with integrity.

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