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See also What’s new in Hang Gliding History, a separate web site to which I moved applicable pages from here in March 2020.

  • April 10th 2022: My last ever model kit: Biplane airliner — almost
  • April 1st 2022: New painting Sunlit sail in the sky, 1976 (Sky Sports Merlin)
  • March 23rd 2022: New painting Skyhook Sunspot, 1977. I also split Painted history of hang glider design part 1 into part 1 and part 2, the original part 2 becoming part 3.
  • March 22nd 2022: New page Boscombe
  • March 18th 2022: New painting Hang glider over Berkshire, 1975
  • March 10th 2022: New painting Miracle over Wisconsin
  • February 27th 2022:
  • February 26th 2022: New and better photo of my 1985 painting titled Ground skimmer, the first in Painted history of hang glider design part 1
  • February 24th 2022: New photo of Rebecca (replaces two earlier photos). I also replaced the photos of the individual paintings in Day at the beach after I carried out some retouching of the backgrounds.
  • February 21st 2022: Day at the beach: Completed the second and third of the three paintings
  • February 17th 2022: Day at the beach: First of three paintings, acrylic on canvas, that portray a hang gliding competition held on June 29th to July 6th, 1974, at the Elberta dune on the shore of Lake Michigan, near Frankfort
  • February 9th 2022: New photo under Central in On the hill part 1: South and central
  • February 5th 2022: New photo of Ramsdown Hill in On the hill part 2: North, east, and west
  • February 1st 2022: New page Parachute lift, my Hobby Craft 1/48th scale DHC-3 (U-1A) Otter
  • January 30th 2022: Added new section Paintings by Charles William Carey to shed light on Charcoal drawings, Holloway College, about 1937 by my mother
  • January 29th 2022: Split Painted history of hang glider design into the following pages:
  • January 21st 2022: Comment by Mike Pilkington of the Volvo engineering back up team, who accompanied the racers in Round-Britain powerboat race 1969
  • January 18th 2022, added new photos of dolls with their pet animals to each of the following pages:
  • January 17th 2022: Added a photo of Virginia with her new cat in Virginia and Louise
  • January 3rd 2022: New page Water tower art containing photos moved from On the hill part 1: South and central, plus four new photos
  • January 2nd 2022: New page Bartini’s space ship: Modelsvit 1/72nd scale Bartini Beriev VVA-14 (BBA-14)
  • December 29th 2021: Comment by Paul Botterill, First Lieutenant of HMS Brave Borderer, which accompanied the racers in Round-Britain powerboat race 1969
  • December 28th 2021: New photo of dolls viewed through mirrors in Café on the Rue de Remarques part 3
  • December 25th 2021: New page The odd angry howitzer shell, myreview of Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan, 2019, Australian Vietnam war film
  • December 19th 2021:
    • Added another screenshot to Magnificent flying machines — review of the 1965 movie Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, and added new section Availability of scale models
    • Added an explanation of why some of the Australian soldiers wear US Air Force Air Defense Command orange flight suits when off duty in The odd angry soldier — review of The Odd Angry Shot (1979) Australian Vietnam war film
  • December 18th 2021, one new photo in each of the following pages:
  • December 11th 2021: Added an image that includes BMX racing in 1974 to BMX and mountain bikes in Off-road bikes
  • December 10th 2021: Added three new photos to Night flight to Venus, my Comet Miniatures 1/200th scale Fireball XL5. One is at the top and two in a new sub-section Repaint in December 2021.
  • December 5th 2021: Added two screenshots and a few more words to The odd angry soldier — review of The Odd Angry Shot (1979) Australian Vietnam war film
  • November 27th 2021: New page Magnificent flying machines — review of the 1965 movie Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
  • November 24th 2021: New page The odd angry soldier — review of The Odd Angry Shot (1979) Australian Vietnam war film
  • October 20th 2021: Added one new photo to Christchurch: High Street and Castle Street
  • October 17th 2021:
  • October 15th 2021:
  • October 7th 2021: I altered my painting of Mike Markowski’s Eagle III hang glider of 1974 — see Painting the Eagle III, and I added a new photo of Annabelle and Cynthia to Café on the Rue de Remarques part 3.
  • October 3rd 2021: New page: Flight (John Steinbeck story)
  • October 2nd 2021: New page: Gunslinger helo, Aurora 1/72nd scale Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne
  • September 21st 2021: New page: Gunship, Spectre of Death, Italeri 1/72nd scale Lockheed AC-130
  • September 3rd 2021: Added three new photos to Defying Newton 2, powered ultralight operations at Newton Peveril in Dorset, England
  • August 25th 2021: Added two new photos to Christchurch: Bargates
  • August 24th 2021: Added one new photo to each of Christchurch: Bargates and Christchurch: High Street and Castle Street
  • August 2nd 2021: Added a photo of punk lady Grace (a real girl) to Christchurch: High Street and Castle Street
  • July 31st 2021: Split Christchurch: Bargates, High Street, and Castle Street into Christchurch: Bargates and Christchurch: High Street and Castle Street, adding two new photos to the latter
  • July 25th 2021: Added a new photo of a mural on the side of the cylindrical water tower to Central in On the hill part 1: South and central
  • July 24th 2021:
    • Added a photo of the Bournemouth-based choir Sound of Soul to Christchurch: Bargates, High Street, and Castle Street. That page is part of a virtual journey, so the photo is about in the middle of the page (scrolling down).
    • Added a photo of Meotzi (life-size doll) with her big bunny
  • July 19th 2021: Added a new photo of Lina (life-size doll) and her volcano bunny
  • July 18th 2021: Added my 1982 drawing of an idea for a canard flex-wing airliner with a ducted fan propeller to Airplane art
  • July 8th 2021: Four photos of a dead tree before, during, and after being sawn down added to Miscellaneous photos, home 3
  • July 1st 2021: New funny story relating to my university course final year group project: Raised on robbery
  • June 1st 2021: New section Read-aloud: An automatic proofreading aid, on the Technical Writing and Programming page
  • May 29th 2021: Added a new photo (taken from nearly the same position as one in 1961) to Christchurch: Bargates, High Street, and Castle Street
  • May 28th 2021:
    • Added a photo of Roly the sailmaker in a UH-1 ‘Huey’ Vietnam war era helicopter under Philosopher’s hang glider in Hang gliding 2000 to 2003
    • Added several old photos from the Red House Museum print collection to Christchurch: Bargates, High Street, and Castle Street
    • Added two old photos from the Red House Museum print collection under Scenery in Miscellaneous photos
    • Added an old photo from the Red House Museum print collection under Eye in the sky in On the hill part 2: North, east, and west
  • May 27th 2021: Added a film screenshot of the frozen quay in the winter of 1962-63 in Christchurch: Quay and Church Street
  • May 25th 2021: Added a description of how our lives were saved in the early 1960s by a lone bus driver — under London in About the author
  • May 6th 2021: Added another photo of Ed
  • May 5th 2021: Added three photos to Miscellaneous photos and one to Miscellaneous photos 2
  • April 29th 2021: Added a photo to Christchurch: Bargates, High Street, and Castle Street and two photos to Christchurch: Quay and Church Street
  • April 25th 2021: Added a few more words about Ed
  • April 6th 2021: New page Miscellaneous photos, home 3 containing two photos moved from home 2 and one new photo
  • April 1st 2021: Added a 1964 photo to About the author
  • March 29th 2021: Added a selfie taken in 1994 or 95 to About the author part 2
  • March 28th 2021: Added another old photo of Ed
  • March 27th 2021: Added a new photo to Miscellaneous photos, home 2, subsequently moved to home 3
  • March 22nd 2021: New page about by late brother Ed (moving some text from his section in About the Author and with new text added)
  • March 21st 2021: New page H.P. source: Selected snippets by H.P. Lovecraft, a sub-page of Where is the horse? (Who pays for it all? The fallacy of economics.)
  • March 17th 2021: Added two new photos to On the hill part 1: South and central
  • March 14th 2021: Added a new photo to On the hill part 1: South and central
  • March 12th 2021: Added two images to Righteous stuff — my review of the 1956 Warner Brothers movie Toward the Unknown
  • March 9th 2021: New page I was a kamikaze — my review of the 1973 book by Ryuji Nagatsuka
  • March 8th 2021: Added six more photos under East in On the hill part 2: North, east, and west
  • February 25th 2021:
    • Added a 1986 photo of my late brother under the new section title Ed in About the author part 2
    • Added three photos taken in 1982 under Parachuting in Miscellaneous photos
  • February 23rd 2021: Added two more images and links to digitized film on YouTube to Round-Britain powerboat race 1969
  • February 22nd 2021: New page Round-Britain powerboat race 1969
  • February 13th 2021: Added detail to About the author part 2 (near the end)
  • February 12th 2021: Added detail to About the author, but no new photos
  • January 29th 2021: Added a link to an animated video inspired by the 1968 movie The Battle of Britain under External links in Adolf versus Adolph, my review of that film
  • January 22nd 2021: Added two photos to Christchurch: Bargates, High Street, and Castle Street
  • January 12th 2021: Added an annotated aerial photo taken in 1953 to Eye in the sky in On the hill part 2: North, east, and west. It hopefully helps illustrate the geography of the airport, Ramsdown Hill, Backwater junction, and St. Catherine’s Hill.
  • January 10th 2021: Split On the hill (St. Catherine’s Hill, Christchurch, Dorset, UK) into On the hill part 1: South and central and On the hill part 2: North, east, and west and I added eight photos in a new sub-section Ramsdown Hill in the latter page
  • January 9th 2021: Added new section Old firing range in On the hill (St. Catherine’s Hill, Christchurch, Dorset, UK) and replaced many of my photos with better ones in New Zealand army engineers on the hill, 1918, which I also restructured
  • January 7th 2021: Made the Plastic models menu more comprehensive and rewrote the Plastic models — miscellaneous land vehicles page
  • January 3rd 2021: New page 1/48th scale flight test A-4M Skyhawk

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