Archives: history

Save the Tumbledown

August 24, 2013 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 1 Comment | Filed in: appeal, business, history, Pubs.

I need your help to save our pub, please. If you want to skip the preamble and just get on with objecting to the current planning application then go straight to

Save the Tumbledown

December 7, 2012 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: appeal, history.

At the tail end of this year’s summer time, a mighty oak tree came down beside the Tumbledown Dick pub in Farnborough. It didn’t fall, it was cut down. That Oak tree had stood for hundreds of years and had a healthy, green leafy canopy – It was a pleasant part of the Farnborough Road and, as • Read More »

Summer Solstice 2011

June 21, 2011 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: history, philosophy, photography, travel, Zen.

It’s been a few years since I last travelled down to Stonehenge. It was a Saturday night, I’d seen my mate’s band “Messiah of None” play at The Star Inn, Guildford, and the trip down the M3/A303 was a last minute post-pub decision. Unfortunately the rest of the gang were in no fit state to • Read More »

Hijacking History

January 14, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 2 Comments | Filed in: history.

Working in the Internet industry fosters a sense of exactness, or at least I would hope it does. Whether it’s coding HTML or PHP, designing a template for a content management system or publishing articles on business or legal issues, everything should be correct. Why? Well, a mistake in your HTML code could end up • Read More »

No More Heroes

December 16, 2008 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 2 Comments | Filed in: design, history, Internet.

Nostalgia is an incredible thing. For one, life was definitely less complicated “back then” and the lack of complication allowed times of sheer unadulterated joy. Boards of Canada, although a modern sound, take me back to the ’70s but in the last few weeks I’ve been to see true legends from that decade; Motorhead, Saxon • Read More »

The Armistice

November 11, 2008 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: history.

Whilst I sit here late on a Tuesday afternoon with the sun going down through one window and the near-full moon rising in the other, I realise that it would be good to take a break from philosophising over socio-economic and political issues and spare time to respect those whose day this is. We had • Read More »