Available for freelance writing commissions on a variety of subjects including family history, nostalgic Belfast and its famous people, shops, shoppers & shopping, the golden age of Hollywood (esp westerns) and humorous pieces on life's weird and wonderful. Op-eds, columns, non-fiction book reviews too.
CV of published material available on request.
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8 - Corn flakes were invented by the Kellogg brothers 125 years ago.
8 - The Beatles were photographed on an Abbey Road zebra crossing 50 years ago
9 - Britains first nudist beach opened in Brighton 40 years ago.
9 - PL Travers, creator of Mary Poppins, was born 120 years ago. Died 1996 at 96.
12 - The Wizard of Oz was first screened in the US 80 years ago.
15 -The Woodstock Music & Art Fair happened 50 years ago.
12 - Battle of the Bogside, start of the N Ireland 'Troubles' happened 50 years ago.
12 - Les Paul, guitarist and inventor, died at 94 10 years ago.
13 - Alfred Hitchcock, film director, was born 120 years ago. Died 1980 at 80.
16 - The Peterloo Massacre occurred in Manchester 200 years ago.
19 - James Watt, Scottish inventor, died 200 years ago. Died 1819 at 83.
20 - Phil Lynott, Thin Lizzy rock star, was born 70 years ago. Died 1986 at 36.
25 - Senator Edward Kennedy died at 77 10 years ago.
27 - Lord Mountbatten was murdered 40 years ago. He was 79.
28 - Napoleon Bonaparte born 250 years ago. Died 1821 at 51.
30 - John Peel, radio presenter, was born 80 years ago. Died 2004 at 65.
31 - Richard Gere, actor, will be 70.