I have a fascination for the Internet, new communication innovations and life generally in the 21st century I also have a few sub-sites which cover a range of my interests as well as a few things that go on in my life.
The most visited of these is the story of John Lee, who was the man they could not hang. This work was regarded as a revolutionary when it first appeared online due to its frankness and exposure of available archive. The research was eventually published internationally as a book co-authored by myself.
I have a love and passion for Malta as you will discover on this website. I’ve been associated with the islands on and off for more than 20 years. The relationship has been fraught with ups and downs and a great deal of passion! Along with my love of history and my desire to keep Maltese culture alive and well (especially theatre) I was, along with a great many other people, enormously alarmed when Malta’s prime minister announced that the much loved and hugely ignored bomb site at the entrance to Valletta would lose its theatre status. Such was the outrage to this decision that the Facebook group attracted more than 3,500 members, whilst my own website drew in many thousands of visitors from across Europe even as faraway as Japan! In the middle of 2009 Malta’s prime minister reversed his decision and theatre status was restored to the site which is now being redeveloped. This website is now following the developments of what will be a new theatre as well as a look at the history of what was the Royal Opera House in Malta.
I also have several other sub-sites – some historical and some slightly controversial. But that’s my life! I am not content with being merely a “yes man”. If I feel something has to be said – then say it. Why not? The best tool to get your voice across is without doubt the Internet. If used responsibly and with care this is the best communication tool with the maximum amount of impact and as I said on other pages here — I just love it!
The Man They Could Not Hang
The true story of John ‘Babbacombe’ Lee
In 1884 John Lee allegedly murdered his elderly mistress, Emma Keyse. Lee was went to the gallows where they tried to hang him three times. John Lee survived execution and after 20 years in prison started a new life.
Old British News
Local, National and Empire News Cuttings Service from the Early 1800′s – 1950′s
Looking for old British news stories? Think your relatives were in the news? This website of mine might be able to help you out.
Malta Opera House
The continuing story of the Opera House site in Valletta
Built in the 1860′s, destroyed by fire in the 1870′s, rebuilt, destroyed by enemy bombers in 1942, left in ruins for nearly 70 years, theatre status removed in 2008, theatre status reinstated in 2009 and finally a planned rebuild. This is the traumatic story of one of the Mediterranean’s most famous theatres which is set to have a new life.
William Henry Gibbs (1832 – 1892)
Horsemonger Lane Gaol Infirmary Warder and traveller through his own words
This prison was constructed between 1791 and 1799. It was once the largest prison in Surrey, England. It remained Surrey’s principal prison and place of execution until its closure in 1878. William Henry Gibbs was an Infirmary Warder at Horsemonger and had a fascinating life. This work is based on his words: The Life and Adventures of William Henry Gibbs – Turnkey etc.
Digital radio broadcasting development
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