From Coal To Sand

Political Background


while Rose was living in London


1970s bombs in London and environs (adapted from Wikipedia...)


1971, 12 January: Two bombs exploded at the house of government minister Robert Carr. The Bomb Squad was established at Scotland Yard in January 1971 to target the... (read more)

Lebanese Wine 


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The latitudes of the Lebanon on the eastern Mediterranean coast may seem too low for high-quality wine production, but the Bekaa Valley on an inland plateau as high as England’s tallest mountains eases the temperatures considerably and can yield some very... (read more)

Bimbo On The Window


Further Discussion during an interview with Triangle Media 

UK miners' strike (1972)


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The 1972 UK miners' strike was a major dispute over pay between the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the Conservative government under Edward Heath.  Miners' wages had not kept pace with those of other industrial workers since 1960. The strike began on 9 January 1972 and... (read more)

Three-Day Week


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The Three-Day Week was one of several measures introduced in the United Kingdom by the Conservative government at the time to conserve electricity, the generation of which was severely restricted owing to industrial action by coal miners. 

From 1 January 1974... (read more)

Aniseed-Flavored Arak 


A Traditional Aperitif In The Middle East


What Is Arak? Arak is a colorless, aniseed-flavored (black liquorice-flavored, for those unfamiliar with the taste of aniseed) alcoholic aperitif traditionally drunk in the Middle Eastern countries usually accompanied by small appetizers called mezze. 

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