Saturday, October 25, 2014

Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum was founded in 1917 and currently hosts an exhibition on the Centenary of WW1. The two great naval guns outside dated from that era. The exhibition was fascinating.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fighting The Flames II

Wood Cooling Towers Catch Fire at Didcot B Power Station. Electrical Fault Blamed.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fighting The Flames

'Fighting The Flames' is a picture in a book called 'The Beacon Light' published by the Stow Hill Bible and Tract Depot to instruct children growing up in the Exclusive Brethren.

We did not have many picture books when I was very young and the pictures in that book were so vivid. I found the picture 'Fighting the Flames' particularly fascinating and frightening as a child.

 Looking at the book again, all these years later, I can now see why it was frightening. Before and after the picture are stories of children who burned to death in their homes. In one case three children, in the other two. And there was nothing rescuers could do to help - the flames were too intense. One rescuer, described as a great hero, lost his own life trying to help. The story goes on to say that an even greater hero, Jesus Christ, gave his life for us and can save us.