Where Truth lies

How many times have we read and heard in recent months that we are living in a ‘post-truth’ world? It’s ironic and something of a grim joke in the blackest humour, that Truth once mattered but its pursuit is no longer even pretended by the powerful. In truth (or rather, I believe) we can never…

The Basket

Blue plaques are no longer confined to City Streets.  Here’s the latest to appear in West Leake, commemorating the arrival of basketmaking as a new cottage industry two centuries ago.  You may remember I wrote a few months ago about our friend Ed visiting and discovering that his ancestor (another Ed) had been that entrepreneur….