OTD 20 July 1969: We came in peace for all mankind – An Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Party

Today is the 50th anniversary of the first ever Moon landing.   Last weekend, we celebrated this epic achievement at our annual Summer party. But before we look back at the festivities, here is a short history of the missions’ genesis and its legacy…   We choose to go to the Moon In 1962, President J. […]

Back to black: the resurgence of vinyl

I was given a lovely old Dansette record player for my 30th birthday by my parents. Unfortunately, I soon realised that the stylus needed replacing (as all of my records, including the new ones I had bought, were skipping terribly), and, having been unsuccessful in my attempt to source a suitable replacement at the time, […]