My Great Aunt, Margaret Box, was nursing with the Scottish Women’s Hospitals in Serbia during the First World War. Her diary and some of her letters home have been passed to me and I am reproducing them here. By February 1919 she was working in a hospital in Sarajevo which had been converted from a… Continue reading Spring in the Serbian air and a famous visitor
The Apple II Cassette Interface
My first Personal Computer, one I owned, rather than one I used, was an Apple II Plus, which I bought from Pete and Pam Computers around 1980. They had recently started in business importing Apple computers from the US, as this was before the Apple II Europlus. The switched mode power supply, although it had… Continue reading The Apple II Cassette Interface
We are as much in the dark as you are, Mr Box
The First World War left much confusion in it’s wake, even though an Armistice had been signed on 11th November 1918, many people were still far from home in the early months of the following year. These included my Great Aunt, Margaret Box – who had joined the Scottish Women’s Hospitals as a nurse, serving… Continue reading We are as much in the dark as you are, Mr Box
Margaret Ada Box (1890-1986) trained as a nurse and midwife, and in 1918, towards the end of the First World War, she joined the Scottish Women’s Hospitals and travelled out to Serbia to nurse the sick and wounded. She was my Great Aunt, and many of the letters she wrote home have been preserved, and… Continue reading Nathan’s Kitchen
Rations and Hospital Life
My Great Aunt, Margaret Box, trained as a nurse, and, towards the end of the First World War, went out to Serbia to work for the Elsie Inglis Unit of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals. By February 1919 the numbers of war casualties and Spanish Flu patients have died down and while she continues her nursing… Continue reading Rations and Hospital Life
Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics
Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics, written by Peter Geoghegen, is about how the political system in democracies is being undermined by concealed influence of large amounts of money. Peter is editor of openDemocracy, an organisation which publishes a web site covering issues related to free speech, equality and democracy. Much of the… Continue reading Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics
Margaret will be going home.
My Great Aunt, Margaret Box, went out to Serbia towards the end of the First World War as a nurse with the Scottish Women’s Hospitals. By the end of January 1919 she was stationed at a hospital in Sarajevo, and the urgent need for medical care in the area, brought on by a combination of… Continue reading Margaret will be going home.
How is the Yabbing going ?
My Great Aunt Margaret Box went to what was then Serbia as a nurse with the Scottish Women’s Hospitals in 1918. By January 1919 the fighting has been over for some time and the Spanish Flu, which had been one of the main causes of hospitalisation amongst people and soldiers was on the wane. Here… Continue reading How is the Yabbing going ?
Margaret Box – ready to move on
My Great Aunt, Margaret Box, trained as a nurse, and towards the end of the First World War, went out to join the Elsie Inglis Unit of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals to serve in Serbia. By January 1919 Margaret, after a busy time nursing near Skopje, had been posted to a hospital in Sarajevo and… Continue reading Margaret Box – ready to move on
My father’s brother, Jeremy was a yacht designer and builder, as well as doing quite a lot of sailing. This article is has some random snippets about him, which do not fit anywhere else. Apprentice Boat Builder Jeremy did a 5 year apprenticeship at Vospers from 1947 to 1952, working mainly on Minesweepers. He followed… Continue reading Jeremy Lines