Monthly Archives: December 2014

Mithras in 1960s London

In Roman times, December 25th was celebrated as the birth of the god Mithras, and presumably this was also celebrated in Roman Britain. Mithras was the soldier’s god, and his temples have been found dotted around Britain – three were … Continue reading

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Busking, Brotherhood and Bongo

An extract from Alan Bain’s Autobiographical writings – Busking, Brotherhood and Bongo Going back to the timeline, between 1957 and 1960 I mostly earned my living by playing the piano accordion in the streets of London. Generally speaking I lived … Continue reading

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The Joy of Reading

An extract from Alan Bain’s Autobiographical writings – The Joy of Reading One of the greatest pleasures of having access to the vast store of literature in the British Museum reading room was being able to read the many books … Continue reading

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