Thank you Martin for publishing Peace in Minehead
Very interesting, who knew bees live at a balmy 36 degress C in the winter.
Clearly the place to be(e). – cough, apologises
That’s a lovely story and video about La Befana
Thank you , this is interesting.
There will be a presentation to the Local History Group (David Temple, convenor) in January on this – watch the News on this website!
Great to see such a variety of interpretations for a ‘different’ Christmas.
Very interesting, an excellent historic record.
My six are:-
I can’t find Local History on the list of Interest Groups. Am I looking in the wrong place, please?
Hi Kit. The Interest Groups page is not a collection of individual groups, but groups by loose type. You will find Local History under ‘Arts and Humanities’, or in the Full List of Groups, which is the first menu option under Interest Groups.
I wonder whether our thoughts are clouded by ‘the light at the end of the tunnel’ syndrome!? Getting back to ‘normal’ appears tantalisingly close and it is all we can think of after practically a year of pandemic worry. Are we close to going back to life as we were? This is a question we could do with debating.
What a beautiful selection! Isn’t Spring wonderful. Derek – I am intrigued by your comment on borders, because I cannot see any difference in how your photos are edged. Please explain further?
That’s strange as I can see them, although I have to say they are quite discreet in this instance. If you look carefully at the bluebell image you should be able to see a purply/blue border. Admittedly it does show up better on the original image. I’ll make them more obvious in future. Borders have become a bit of a trademark of mine.
Like viewing them on the website.
Note as one of the website builders, with Martin spearheading it, I take some of the glory/blame.
More wonderful photos.
Was particularly interested in Stewart’s comments on Depth of Field/Focus. Well explained, in my humble opinion.
It’s been years since I’ve taken the time to go “Off AUTO” mode.
Might have a go at “Aperture Priority” mode. Does anyone want to discuss using “Aperture Priority” mode? realise that a no from the Smartphone fraternity(smiley face).
A question I have is how does one get content removed for someone on social media accounts when they die? How will an executor KNOW about social media accounts unless we maintain an up-to-date (?) list of such things with papers like our will.
Stewart found a pretty useful article – https://www.thegazette.co.uk/all-notices/content/101190 – see halfway down ‘many sites will not allow your executors to access your accounts.’ It is precisely this level of control that i think we need to get across. There is a difference between one person just uploading jokes to Facebook, and another recording, say, a blog/diary, and there is a world of difference between the two – and emotionally quite a bit to consider for the heir(s).
I’m very interested what happens to my digital accounts, both as a user and for being named on a will for a friend as an executor. But also we have signed the papers for either one of us to be Lasting Power of Attorney’s for 2 friends. But whilst writing this I had remembered I was a representative (recommended by the court) for my dad for his affairs. He had vascular Alzheimer’s and wasn’t happy, but he didn’t use a computer. But my query is what happens in all these situations and what protection would the persons have who are acting as executor, LPA’s or Representative as indeed the person who they are acting for. I expect it could be very difficult.
The programme ‘Rip off Britain’ BBC1 yesterday 4th October 2021. They had a section on how to get access of digital photographs/videos stored on a close deceased persons phone. it seems you need to get a court order to get a company to give you the password to get into the photos. One lady did have her husbands password, but she accidently locked the phone, and Apple will not unlock the phone unless she gets a court order.
it seems mostly gone are the days when there were photos and negatives to distribute after a persons passing. Now so many are taken digitally and not printed out and so many people do not have a solicitor. Some have made wills say from a kit brought from ‘WH Smith’, how does one go about getting access to the photos/videos that mean so much to us all?
I think that this would certainly be one of the things to be discussed at a meeting on this topic. Sadly, only a couple of people from the Computer Confidence group have indicated an interest, and this should be a vital topic for all of our U3A members. It is a pity that the programme did not indicate that there are ways to unlock an iPhone, and these are not too difficult.
I’ve only just found this item, but would be interested: my brother has just asked me to be his executor and wanted to just give me a list of his passwords on the assumption that would be all I needed in order to sort out his affairs…
I’m not sure putting an item on the website is likely to attract the level of attention it deserves. I don’t routinely the site for new content. Do you want to try something in the newsletter?
Walking football uses a football! and has goalposts, and is absolutely recognisable as the real game. As far as I can see ‘walking cricket’ is just a travesty – plastic ball, plastic bat, plastic stumps…. There is no difference here from beach cricket. If there was a ‘slow cricket’ using proper equipment, then I would be in. Delights of spin with a good ball – and pitch!
Too far for me to chase balls hit with proper equipment. I am going to contact Steve to find out more as I will have some time after May
It sounds to be that this might end up being a little akin to ‘stoolball’ which is a Rounders type game played in Sussex.