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October 2017 You may have noticed the collaboration we have created between the young and the old, bridging the generations to find common ground via schools and community, but don’t forget this isn’t just the reason why we do this! If you wish to share a memory, pictures, interviews or just a thought with us,… Click here to read more

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A diary entry as a homesharer

We have a diary entry via the Homeshare website, which brings old and young together, and supports social isolation and independence. 5th August 2017 A diary entry as a homesharer It is a Saturday today and the garden fence is coming down, or more accurately – it has come down. W, her son and myself… Click here to read more

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Draw a Tree to help to prioritize your tasks

This article by Bill Johnston is intended to help nervous First Term newcomers to universities and colleges, and slightly apprehensive new 6th Form students. So many topics to research and write about, subjects to research, read about, give your valuable time to – you may not be great at self-organising, and it is possible to… Click here to read more

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Victoria & Abdul

We have something a little different for you to enjoy, Silver Robin went to see Dame Judi Dench’s acclaimed film ‘Victoria & Abdul’. Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held… Click here to read more

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A Postcard from Shetland

Chris Dell, 78, overcame TB in his teenage years and wrote a book about it. In the 1960’s, he and friends, all in their early twenties, became enthusiastic hitch-hikers and youth hostellers. On this ‘adventure’, they left Enfield, London for Scotland, visited seven other countries and ended up back in Dover. Today’s credit cards, mobile… Click here to read more

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Wonderful B-17 Bomber

We have something very special here, to join the other great personal accounts on Silver Robin. Enjoy and appreciate this amazing and inspiring story of heroism. In 1943 a mid-air collision on February 1, 1943, Between a B-17 and a German fighter over the Tunis dock area, became the subject of one of the most… Click here to read more

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Marianne’s journey through Europe

Marianne speaks candidly to Taia about her experiences of being a 20 year old Hungarian refugee, she tells us about seeking a better life towards the tail end of World War II. This has been recorded into two parts, the first documents the trials and tribulations of the journey travelling through Europe, the second installment… Click here to read more

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Living life within a life

We have a great account sent in via email from Brian about being a full time carer, dealing with the emotional aspects but also reflecting on his thoughts about the experiences. A mere male’s story Being a full-time carer, at home, to one’s long-term partner, can be considered a privilege, whether decline and death ends… Click here to read more

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Rocket Man

Below is a small article from friend of Silver Robin, Glenys Newton, about a refugee friend who has found success on our shores… I have been volunteering with refugees in the UK, France and across Europe for the past two years now. In that time, I have been lucky enough to meet some of the… Click here to read more

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My Granny lives over the Ocean

As our competition is drawing to an end, we are going to put some of the entries up on the Silver Robin website for you to enjoy. This charming entry is called’ My Granny lives over the Ocean’ by Hannah Rose Howe (aged 11) and Gill Howe (aged 79) It is split into two sections.… Click here to read more

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Coincidences

This is another thought provoking piece from a student from Holland Park School, Ryan has written about his thinking about serendipity and fortune. He finishes the piece with a great story, which rounds up our contributions from Holland Park school. Please share and spread these stories, we’ve been very lucky to have recieved so many… Click here to read more