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11 October 2007
All of the objects mentioned in last month's guide are still visible throughout October.


11 October 2007
I was reading through some web metrics for the blog the other day, and was amused to see that Tanya's post on the ship's biscuit recipe had been discovered several times by...
10 October 2007
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Website of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, incorporating the Royal Naval Museum (and Royal Naval Museum Library) and many other attractions...
8 October 2007
Telegraph: Jason Lewis completes epic world voyage


8 October 2007
As part of the launch of Black History Month recently we had a very special guest reader in the E Library. Beverley East, author and graphologist, read extracts from her new...
6 October 2007
Jason Lewis completed his human-powered circumnavigation at the Royal Observatory, just after 12.30pm today. He and his supporters heaved Moksha, his wooden pedal boat,...
4 October 2007
Some years ago, I was invited by curator Nigel Rigby to come up with a poetic spin as a counterpoint to Empire footage from old movies, Pathe newsreels etc. I enjoyed that...


4 October 2007
John has recently commenced a three month residency as poet-in-residence at the National Maritime Museum.
2 October 2007
Telegraph: Digital radio won't give you the pip(s) "The pips, originally generated from a clock at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, will no longer be accurate because the...
1 October 2007
October's item of the month is a series of letters written by John Parr, an ordinary 'Jack Tar' who served in the navy in the early 19th century. Much like the letters of...