Daily Archives: April 5th, 2017

Sir Nigel Gresley

Best known for designing the A4 steam locomotive, Sir Nigel Gresley, The Chief Mechanical Engineer of London North Eastern Railway, sadly passed away 5 April 1941. He was Born 19 June 1876 he became one of Britain’s most famous steam locomotive engineers, rising to become Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London and North Eastern …

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Charles Collett

The great Western Railways’ Chief Mechanical locomotive Engineer Charles Benjamin Collett sadly passed away 5 April. Born 10 September 1871. He was chief mechanical engineer of the Great Western Railway from 1922 to 1941 and designed (amongst others) the GWR’s 4-6-0 Castle and King Class express passenger locomotives. Collett’s predecessor, George Jackson Churchward had delivered …

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Agnetha Faltskog (ABBA)

Swedish singer Agnetha Faltskog was bjorn 5 April 1950. She found fame as a member of Swedish pop group ABBA. Formed in Stockholm in 1972, ABBA comprised of Agnetha Faltskog, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. ABBA being an acronym of the first letters of the bjand members’. They became one of the most …

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Kurt Cobain

Best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the Seattle grunge band Nirvana, the Late great American singer-songwriter, musician and vocalist Kurt Cobain tragically committed suicide 5 April 1994. Born 20 February 1967 Cobain formed grunge band Nirvana with Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington in 1985 and established it as part of the Seattle …

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Night School by Lee Child

I would also like to read Night School, the twenty first exciting thriller by Lee Child. It takes place in 1996 and features former Special Services soldier turned Private Detective Jack Reacher, who is fresh from a successfully completed secret mission, and is sent on an assignment with an FBI Agent and a CIA Agent for …

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The Twenty Three by Linwwod Barclay

Having read Far from True, Broken Window and A Tap on the Window I would like to read The Twenty Three. This novel is the concluding part of Linwood Barclays exciting Promise Falls thriller series. It starts quietly in the troubled town of Promise Falls Suddenly A dark cloud of suspicion and fear hangs over Promise …

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I have recently rewatched the epic science fiction film Avatar starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sigourney Weaver. The film was directed, written, produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. It is is set in 2154, humans have depleted Earth’s natural resources, leading to a severe energy crisis. So The Resources Development …

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