Monthly Archives: May 2019

‘After A Commando Raid’ Anzio, 23 May 1944

May 23rd, 2019|

When my father-in-law Fred Crofts passed away in 2013, among his possessions we came across a sketch drawn by his uncle Bill Hodgkinson, who was well known within the family as a good artist. The sketch, headed After A Commando Raid is dated Anzio May 23/44 and signed Bill. It was sent home to [...]

Alan Hinton Recalls Derby County’s Glory Days Under Clough And Taylor

May 21st, 2019|

While the present day Derby County side enjoyed a fantastic comeback to defeat Leeds United in the Championship Play-off semi-final 2nd leg, setting up a Wembley final against Aston Villa, members of the 1968-69 squad came together in Derby to reminisce and celebrated the 50th anniversary of their promotion from the same tier, then [...]

Album Review: Lewis Capaldi – Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent

May 17th, 2019|

Scottish singer-songwriter lays bare his soul (Virgin, out Friday 17 May 2019) Lewis Capaldi has made quite a name for himself. Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent is only the Scottish singer-songwriter’s debut album, yet it feels like he has been a part of our lives for such a long time already. This is [...]

Introducing Mark Kingswood: Redefining The Crooner

May 7th, 2019|

Mark Kingswood has got a thing for swing, a love of great music, great voices and big band jazz. He is set to become the next great voice in British music, some say Britain’s answer to Michael Bublé, but Mark hopes for more than that, He would like to redefine the term ‘crooner’ and [...]