Have you ever wondered where the terms ‘Port’ and ‘Starboard’ came from and how we came to use them to mean left and right at sea?
Who is Allan Grimson
Allan Grimson served 22 years in Britain's Royal Navy, having joined in 1978, rising to the rank of Petty Officer (about PO1/E6 equivalent in the US Navy).
On a warm and pleasant evening in June 2020, dozens of people were relaxing in Forbury Gardens, a park in Reading, England. People were sitting on the grass, in small groups of friends. Some were drinking a beer or a glass of wine: Some were having a picnic. England was gradually coming out of Covid-19 lockdown, and people were enjoying their renewed freedom. There had been a ‘Black Lives Matter’ event in the park earlier that day, and some people in the park had been in attendance.
In 1953, London police entered an apartment at 10, Rillington Place, Notting Hill, London.
Notting Hill was not then the desirable neighbourhood it became. Rillington Place was reasonably typical - terraced houses, rented not owned, occupied by multiple families: A working-class and unsophisticated area, but not in the worst part of London: There were worse areas, for sure.