The Foxearth and District Local History Society

The Hysterical Hystorian

For occasional articles, snippets and announcements by the Resident Historians.These articles are presented in date order, but if you explore the back-catalogue, you may find much of interest. Historical information doesn't really go out of date! Any member of the F&DLHS may add an entry or make a comment to an existing entry once they have got their userID and password from the Webmaster.

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Family Historians have their own area on the site, so look there if your main interest is in tracing your family history.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Speaking on BBC Radio Suffolk- The Weather

There is a certain terror about going onto live radio to talk about local history. I'm not a natural speaker, but I didn't even dare to ask Tom if he wanted to do the talk.

I chose to talk about weather events as it is a pretty easy subject to talk about. Previously, I'd always done recorded interviews, (I've been on Sky TV, Daytime ITV and Songs of Praise on BBC). Being live takes a bit of getting used to.- especially if ones brain turns to putty when anxious.

David Lindley and I have been filling in a database of freak weather events which is getting big. I'd like to put it on the site, but unfortunately, some of the entries come from published sources, and it would be quite a bit of work to get all the permissions. Otherwise it would be on the site by now. You can get most of the material on the site by Googling.

Tomorrow, I'll be talking about melancholy accidents. You know, reports of accidents that make you feel so sad, and make you understand how important it is to think of safety when you do potentially dangerous things, such as leading a full life.


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