Tag Archive: Roger Lamb

Jul 17

North Wall: “Playground of the young” (1761 to 2016)

Leory & Jeanie (Courtesy: Paul Kelly / North Wall Series)

“I am satisfied, that a knowledge of the art of swimming would be far more useful to the rising generation, than many accomplishments which are at present taught at a very great expense.”  – Roger Lamb (1811) It happens every year: as soon as there is a hint of sunshine the young people of the …

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Jul 04

From North Wall to the American Revolution – one man’s adventure

01 Sargeant Lamb of the Ninth

Today, the 4th of July is celebrated in North America as Independence Day. This marks the date in 1776 when the United States of America was formally declared as a separate nation , and allegiance to the British Crown was repudiated.  It may be Surprising to hear that a local man, Roger Lamb, is something …

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