22/10/2017. Not much has happened here for a few months due to other commitments. However, 6 new VC cards were added to the VC Cigarette Card Gallery , I also added another Union-Castle casualty to the UC War Casualties page and added in some new text to the very popular Looking Back page. Have a few more pics for it but havent moved them from my phone yet.
16/07/2017. Made a change to the year index pages that were pointing back to musings if you selected another year. Now those pages stay on aas. Used a small 3 segment menu thingey to do it with. Also created a page called Mini Ships which is a duplicate of the musings page with the same title, and it details my mini ship collection
10/07/2017. Created new page for Durban High School War Memorial
08/07/2017. Added in South African Heavy Artillery Memorial: Warrior’s Gate, Durban. And updated each associated SAHA page from JHB, PTA and PE as well as the ROH. Updated the Edwin Swales VC Page with new pics.
14/06/2017. Added Harry Norton Schofield VC, Walter Norris Congreve VC and George Nurse VC. Linked pages with that of Frederick Roberts VC thereby more or less completing the VC’s for the “Saving of the guns” debacle. WordPress was also updated. Watch for wobblies! 🙄
25/05/2017. Created new page for Frederick Sleigh Roberts VC. (Bobs), and started populating a new gallery with cigarette card images, where a card exists for one of my VC’s the image will be added to the page
03/05/2017. Editing VC pages, and added in James Thomas Byford McCudden VC, DSO*, MC*, MM.
02/05/2017. Retrospectively added London Gazette citations to casualties on Oldham War Memorial and Thiepval, also changed image of the memorial. Edited some VC entries to reflect the London Gazette link, and added in an image of the applicable cemetery. Also added yearly indexes to main menu bar in preparation for revamp of musings.
01/05/2017. Created pages for Edward Corringham “Mick” Mannock VC, DSO, MC., Richard Basil Brandram Jones VC, George Jarratt VC, Albert White VC, Oliver Cyril Spencer Watson VC, DSO, William Hackett VC, Thomas Tannatt Pryce VC, MC* and James MacKenzie VC. That concludes the inscriptions.
30/04/2017. Added Frederick Fisher VC. Hugh McDonald McKenzie VC, DCM, Sidney Clayton Woodroffe VC, Edward Warner VC, Frederick William Hall VC, Charles Fitzclarence VC, Frederick Fisher VC, Lanoe George Hawker VC, DSO.
Re-arranged the VC Inscriptions page to keep casualties on the same memorial together. May still rethink how I do this page.
28/04/2017. Started to add in new VC inscriptions, also created pages for Alexander Edwards VC, Bernard Matthew Cassidy VC, Ernest Frederick Beal VC. Completed adding in the images to the page, now to create 22 individual pages.
27/04/2017. Working on ABW VC’s, added in 8 graves to page, still have to relink some of the individual names.
26/04/2017. Created pages for Francis Aylmer Maxwell VC, CSI, DSO, Donald Mackintosh VC, Clement Robertson VC, John Norwood VC, Frederick Youens VC, Reverend Bernard William Vann VC, MC and John Kendrick Skinner VC, DCM.
25/04/2017. Created pages for Francis Octavius Grenfell VC, Thomas Riversdale Colyer-Fergusson VC, Bertram Best-Dunkley VC, Louis McGuffie VC, John Lynn VC, DCM, William Henry Johnston VC, and Rupert Price Hallowes VC, MC. Also shifted ABW and Zulu War Recipients pages to South African VC’s.
20/04/2017. Removed all non UK graves from VC Graves UK (3) and added into a new page called Victoria Cross Graves Elsewhere in drafts, also have to remake the menu bar so that it is 4×2 to be able to incorporate the new page. Added a whole lot of new graves but haven’t started making the individual pages. Also changed original nav bars to the all new 4×2 version, shuffled order of pages around.
15/04/2017. Mostly maintenance tasks involved with adding additional images and typo correction.
28/03/2017. Added page on the NBL 4-8-2T 24386. plinthed at Florida Junction
19/03/2017. Added Rorke’s Drift graves that I have photographed onto the Zulu War page, may do something similar with other ZW graves,
17/03/2017. Created Michael Gibson GC, Alexander Fraser Campbell GC John Thomas “Tom” Baker EM, Donald Owen Clarke GC and John Weller EM. also jostled the order around to keep Campbell and Gibson together. There are two sets of Bomb Disposal men in the GC page.
15/03/2017. Added John Frederick Bell GC, Reginald Vincent Ellingworth GC, Edward Womersley Reynolds EGM, George Paterson Niven EGM, and Richard John Knowlton AM. Started to remove captions from GC page and change to individual pages
05/03/2017. Added in the year index pages from Musings under the heading of “Musings at allatsea” as well as text links on that page. May still make buttons for it depending in how I feel. 😐 created new page London Underground. Mind the gap. Removed images from the Churches and Cathedrals page that only pointed to an image.
28/02/2016. Created pages for Gerard Broadmead Roope VC, Alfred Edward Sephton VC, Frederick Thornton Peters VC, DSO, DSC, Walter Mills VC, James Kirk VC, William Mariner VC and William Charles Williams VC.
26/02/2017. Added William Wilson Allen VC and Angus Buchanan VC to VC UK page 2. However, the dreaded spawning of page breaks continues so I have now removed the captions and pasted them underneath each image. Will see what effect that has. Added Robert Jones VC and Francis George Miles VC, Sir Percival Scrope Marling VC CB DL, James Power Carne VC, DSO. Moved 6 images from VC 1 to VC 2 and shuffled some images around. Moved 4 images from VC3 to VC2 and 1 from VC to to VC1 😯 Limit of graves per page now 40, VC1 and VC2 are completed.
22/02/2017. Revamped Loss of HMT Mendi page, updated page and post versions
18/02/2017. Completed revamp of Mendi RoH, changed post RoH to reflect the new corrected RoH so that both are the same.
10/01/2017. Replaced old table in Voyage Reports and added in new pics.
05/01/2017. Been working on the looking back page, added in a menu and anchor links as well as a new section on going to the SADF. Seems there are 2 iterations of this page as well. must delete one of them.
23/12/2016. Completed date changes for posts and pages
16/12/2016. Started work on changing dates. 35-5 done. Must really sort out the duplicate Mendi page/post issues, deleted a few duplicate posts and fixed some of the table colours. 2 James Cooper posts
04/12/2016. Created new story An Impromptu Picnic 😎
31/10/2016 Added new VC page for John Chard VC, Charles Garforth VC and John Caffrey VC, Harry Nicholls VC, Samuel Morley VC, William Henry Johnson VC, Walter Richard Parker VC and Robert Humpston VC. That completes page 2 of the VC graves in the UK. Also repaired faulty tag for Henry Hook VC as well as removed old Wiki link and pointed it to Victoriacrossonline. Started work on a new page called Forgotten Brands
25/10/2016 Added new VC and GC images, but not quite done yet, a new page about lighthouses was added by Mrs Bee
23/10/206. Shuffled some stuff around in Mrs Bee’s Curiosities and created new sub pages. 😯
21/10/2016. Added 2 new pics to Glossary of military terms and edited some of the definitions. I have discovered that there may be 3 iterations of this page in the blog and I am going to have to update them all or delete 2. Unfortunately the one page has over 6000 hits and it is the wrong one! I have compromised on updating both versions.
12/10/2016. Added 2 new tugs to my tug page
06/10/2016. Been busy with my Union-Castle Line fleetlist for a few days, but it is far from finished
19/09/2016. Messing around with backgrounds again, moving towards a green background with blue or white text, looks good but there may be booboos. Added Sir Luke O’Connor VC page, Spencer John Bent VC page as well as John Buckley VC page
06/09/2016. Not much going on, still finding tables with blue backgrounds and blue text, have changed the global setting to a dark blue text colour for captions, but still sit with the span issues where I have manually changed colours, will fix them as I find them.
24/08/2016. Added links to Things with Wheels to external pages on Musings, changed table colours in Memorials and Monuments page, resized images in Rand Revolt page, fixed image widths in Mendi page. Added repititious images page, must remember to add in the arrows.
18/08/2016. Fixed more table backgrounds to either a c0c0c0 colour of ffffff. Also fixed spacing on some which are a throwback to my early 2014 pages. WP upgraded,
17/08/2016. fixed tables in Traction Engines main page as well as corrected links and added in two new buttons pointing to Musings. Also fixing some table inconsistencies inside the railways section.
16/08/2016. Fixed table inconsistencies in the My Twinn main pages that have occurred because of the theme colour change.
08/08/2016. Created new VC for Sir Neville Howse, also created listing of VC graves on the website and discovered that a number of VC grave images are not linked to their respective pages and corrected those that aren’t. Geez, what a mess 🙄 Created new page for Guy Hudleston Boisragon VC, and William Faulds VC
05/08/2016. Added some more helis to the Helicopters and Whirlybirds gallery and tanks into the plinthed tanks gallery which has now been renamed to Tanks and Armoured Vehicles, also added new VC page for Edward WD Bell VC. and Sir Collingwood Dickson VC. Finally created a VC Button for the Welcome page
02/03/2016. Created new Helicopters and Whirlybirds gallery
17/07/2016. Added Soviet War Memorial near the IWM
16/07/2016. Moved VC graves to its own top level menu and shuffled everybody down by 1 position. Corrected affected links. Also added in one GC from Tower Hill
07/07/2016. Created retrospective post about the Belgian War Memorial in London on the Musings blog. This is in line with my aim of moving the memorials from her to Musings.
03/07/2016. Been finding some text colour issues with some of the pages since I have changed the theme. I am correcting those as I find them. Deleted the old Apprenticeship page as it was not going anywhere. Added 5 images of VC inscriptions from Thiepval Memorial.
16/06/2016. Created 3 VC pages and started to link the ABW VC page to victoriacrossonline
10/06/2016. Added 6 more VC’s to the VC Page 1,
06/06/2016. Added more Gargoyles to the relevant gallery.
30/05/2016. Copied data from musings into here on the Magnificent Seven which somehow got neglected when I was messing around with this blog.
14/05/2016. Created page 3 of VC graves, added in 6 new VC’s and moved some from page 2 to page 3, created new nav bar for all 6 related pages. Re-arranged order of pages under VC graves. Created new page on Union-Castle Line war losses, as well as a Hollybrook Memorial page that seemed to have slipped through the cracks
11/05/2015. Added new VC page f0r John Sheppard VC
21/04/2016. Completed adding in 5 new VC’s and one GC. Wow, soon need to create page 3.
09/04/2016. Changed to new theme, still have to mess with some of the settings to see what I can get away with. Too late to go back too. Changed back after issue with image sizes
13/03/2016. fixed some missing links on the shipbook page. Also recreated the last of the personal glimpses (QE2, Island Princess, RV Sun, Marco Polo), also made a quick Royal Star Personal glimpse, must check the links on that page, especially on the preserved ships section.
11/03/2016. Moved 4 of the personal glimpse ship pages (Rotterdam, RV Queen, Doulos, Sagafjord and Kazahstan II) from musings to allatsea. Removed original posts from blogger and killed off links inside it, also killed off pages in new musings. Pages will now exist on Allatsea
09/03/2016. Added 5 new VC graves to the collection, one being South African related, I need to consider a page 3 for the graves outside of the UK
28/02/2016. Changed links on a number of pages to point to musings while allatsea as opposed to the original musings blog. added link to that blog on top level menu
23/02/2016. added new page on WM at the village of Twyning
21/02/2016 Created a new backup of my musings blog as an experiment, jeez, the images are all crazy. It will be a work in progress as I sort out the pics.
08/02/2-16. Added Frank Baxter VC to VC graves database
04/02/2016. Added new VC page on Randolph Nesbitt VC
03/02/2016. WordPress was updated to yet another new version. Also added new page on Henneman Air Crash Memorial. Updated Millsite page to reflect movement of locos and possible sale of some for scrap.
24/01/2106. Created new section called Mrs Bee’s Curiosities and added the first article about the Cooper Light, reordered top menu bar and messed around with the space. Also added new GC grave to the GC page. New pic has been added to Cooper Light page, replacing old one.
15/01/2016. Created new page on ABW VC recipients
01/01/2106. All content on this blog except where specified is © DR Walker. Started date change process in earnest. all pages have corrected dates. Added Lewis Pugh Evans VC page
20/12/2015. Not much has happened here for awhile. WordPress updated to 4.4.
27/10/2015. Added Class 08 diesel shunter to Specific Railway Vehicles. Changed Return to Bristol post at Musings blog by splitting off St Mary Redcliffe and creating that as a whole new post. (much easier that way).
14/10/2015. Added Malta GC page
07/10/2015. Added new sailing ships gallery, populated it with some pics but will need more work
27/09/2015. Added in Joseph Malone VC, removed duplicate image and tied two VC”s into CWGC and SAWGP, moved menu around and shuffled a few images around. Tied more SA tagged graves to Victoriacrosonline, also moved all of my new additions into the table on the main VC page.
25/09/2015. There are now 65 VC grave images in the two UK VC pages, and roughly 36 of them have individual pages created. Added links to main VC page for ABW VC holders and Zulu War VC holders, still toying with a few ideas.
22/09/2015. Split the UK VC page into 2 separate pages as it has grown to 58 images long with at least 6 more to come. Added in 2 George Cross images
20/09/2015. Mostly adding in individual pages for each VC grave that I have, also added in extra images to some of the entries, and corrected typos and errors where I find them.
07/09/2015. Finally completed moving all Twinn stories to blog format and deleted the files from the website. Hooray! now to work out what the orphan files and images are that were left when I deleted the folder at the website.
06/09/2015. Worked on moving more Twinn stories across during the week, and added in new images to the Gargoyle gallery, also updated the cemetery list. Completed moving all “Other Stories” from webpage to blog, old images deleted from webpage.
30/08/2015. Added in two more VCs, as well as added new pics to Gargoyles and Military vehicles. Added Cheltenham abw memorial as well as Cheltenham Drew statue, and Gloucestershire Royal Hussars Memorial and Gloucester War Memorial.
27/05/2015. Moved two stories from old Twinns website to blog, also fixed links that were pointing to old links in the original website. Very strange indeed 😕 .
22/08/2015. WP updated to 4.3, who knows what that may bring? added page on John Bythsea VC
13/08/2015. Split off George Cross holders from VC pages, must still populate info on GC and add in links between pages and main page. Also added in more VC’s and must create individual pages on them all.
08/08/2015. added 4 new VC’s to the VC UK page, and created 4 marker pages for the new additions. Will populate those with more info once I have created pages for the rest. All 46 of them.
25/07/2015. Created new gallery on Cemetery Chapels
20/07/2015. Added in new cemetery angel page, also added more gargoyles and another VC plaque
03/06/2015. Changed some images in retro cars to show a larger image when opened.
24/05/2015. Completed 5 pages of cemetery angels. Hooray! Changed background to redsilk.
20/05/2015/ Changed main colour of blog to black (wrapper background: #00000), been working on the cemetery angels and statues pages since the 16h. Changed some pages to reflect one column no sidebar.
30/04/2015. Moved Much ado about Caities, Kelseys New Name, Dawns Wacky Wednesday and the Bedtime Story to blog and deleted old files. That completes the Early Stories move. 14 Pages of Box Under the Bed finally completed
24/04/2015. Continued adding in Twinn arrivals stories. Now completed up to Samantha
21/04/2015. Since 18th mostly creating bio and arrival pages for Twinns. Finished up to Sally
16/4/2015. Added in some more C&D cases and removed the originals from the website.
15/04/2015. Created new page on Class 25NC 3472, 19D-2650, 15F-3046 and GMAM 4079. Linked these to specific railway vehicles page. Also added page on C22 Coach, L14 Drivers coach and Drakensberg SB van, linked all to Coaches page, removed original pages from extinct website.
04/04/2015. Created new gallery for electric trams,
02/04/2015. Split UK commuter traction from Trains Elsewhere page. Installed plugin for editing. Updated cemetery list. Completed Ship Visit Book page, created Royal Zulu page and Estrella Do Mar page for it
31/03/2015. Removed the old Things with wheels gallery as it no longer was editable and replaced it with a new one. Reloaded all the images and removed the old images also updated the shipbook material, still a lot to do there.
30/03/2015. Created new page about the Cannock Chase German War Cemetery
29/03/2015. Created new RAF Cosford page and populated gallery
25/03/2015. Re-arranged galleries around, created new menu structure, created vintage bus gallery, added more images to things with wheels and moved that gallery to menu, united aviation pages under one gallery, added new steam powered machine gallery.
24/03/2015. Added new gallery on the Gargoyles of Lichfield Cathedral
23/03/2015. Added 3 C&D stories to the C&D Detective Files page
19/03/2015. Added “GNU Terry Pratchett” into blog header. Keep the name going.
11/03/2015 installed plugin to remove all post revisions.
21/02/2015. Added in pages for the Ship Visit book, also managed to add more content to 2 of the galleries.
07/02/2015. Started work on a new ship book page, started to populate the links with external and internals, but may have to create many pages from scratch
18/01/2015. Redirected images in Sanrasm pages to open in new window, also added a nav bar at the bottom of each page, created page on 6086 balcony coach added new images from Swindon to trains elsewhere, added new page on Shashi
15/01/2105. Added page on 2123 Coach and Refreshment coaches. Fixed table colours in some of the railway pages and linked where needed, added page on Phantom Pass, started to add in labels in the Sanrasm pages.
01/01/2015. Started to change dates on bottom of pages to reflect new year. Its going to take ages! Also fixed content font which was overwritten when a theme update was applied.
26/12/2014. Added 2 Millsite pages
30/11/2014. Added new Jameson Raid subpage, added in page about REGM Military Cem, as well as Jameson Raid graves in Krugersdorp. fixed some backgrounds that were wrong blue as well as images that were not opening in new tab/page
23/11/2104 Added new memorials in Basingstoke, Bovington, Portsmouth, Cowes and London. Lots of maintenance and tweaking of the pages, correcting typos and images that don’t work properly. Completed index page for memorials
27/10/2014 worked in the old Twinns folder on website, changing the back button and making backgrounds more uniform
19/10/2014 Recreated the old Adventures of a Hollow Headed Girl pages.
18/10/2014 Added Great Dorset Steam Fair gallery
13/10/2014. Added new UC Philately page
12/10/2014 Added new GC to the UKVC page, moved the old cems and graveyards page from menu to the top nav bar, added buttons and linked existing pages. Created GRC page and fixed buttons on Railway Collection page. Also worked on main pages but they are still a long way from being complete. Still hunting down that spurious word in the tables that causes the loss of the left margin, hopefully I have fixed all the affected tables.
09/10/2014. Added new page on Palmietkuil war cemetery
24/09/2014. Most of what I had to do has been done. The theme is great, most of the content has been moved, lots of stuff has been deleted from the website, and apart from populating various odds and ends I am finished for now. Finally.
07/07/2014. Added in a lot of pages related to Sanrasm, but may change these to posts instead of pages, must first complete Chamdor though.
09/06/2014. After a long break I have added in 4 pages of the JHB gallery as well as updated some items in the retro gallery. Kinda prefer the html table for a gallery as opposed to the native gallery format which does not have a way to add in new images
10/05/2014 .Completed most of Rand Revolt pages, used 3 separate galleries and created subpages on the various cems. Noted that the border tag is no longer available on image edit page
08/04/2014. Added a number of temporary pages as subpages. Populated UC gallery and partial tugs gallery. Also moved updates page as subpage of welcome. New theme is great.
06/04/2014. An update of the theme or gallery plugin that I was using killed the galleries. Had to redo them, and fix broken links as a result. Also changed theme.
09/03/2014. Completed Memorials Elsewhere with content from website.
07/03/2014. Added another gallery page to see what happens if I have 2 pages
06/03/2014. Fiddling with a gallery plugin, no conclusion as to whether it is feasible or not though. Created BDAC gallery and populated it, also re-ordered pages on top level
03/02/2104. Completed most of London WM’s, created new page for memorials elsewhere.
26/02/2014. Created new child pages and added them to main top dropdown menu, as well as populated parts of them. Also added sitemap page and this update page.