Reg Baker Interview – The British Army in Palestine 1946 to 1948

Posted in Miscellaneous on April 13th, 2014 by Peter Baker

My father, Reg Baker, was a dispatch rider for the British Army’s Royal Army Ordinance Corps, in Palestine, between 1946 and 1948.

This was a period of growing violence between elements from within the local Jewish community and British soldiers. These events were part of 1947–48 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine which evolved into the into the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. Read more »

Media update – The Jolly Pilgrim – Oct 2013

Posted in Book updates on October 27th, 2013 by Peter Baker


It’s been a while since I did one of these. A round up from the past 18 months … Read more »

Ten-Minute Play (Lorimer Dogood and the Three Arrows)

Posted in Miscellaneous, Website content on October 27th, 2013 by Peter Baker

Every year, my friend Simon Peace throws a min-festival of love, hope and peace in his back garden in Hertfordshire. It’s called PeaceFest.

At Peacefest, the festivalgoers are strongly encouraged to get on stage and contribute performance art.

Last year (PeaceFest 2012) we decided we needed some theatre, so I scanned the internet for a free 10-minute play to stage. I was unable to find anything appropriate, so I wrote one Read more »

Jolly Pilgrim +2 (… Spiritual Architecture Continued)

Posted in Website content, Worldview on October 12th, 2013 by Peter Baker


Since publishing my book, I’ve made it my business to ask anyone using the noun ‘God’ (and who is up for discussing such things) to define what they mean by the word.

My experience (and at this point I’ve asked quite a few people) is that the only available (coherent) definitions are: ‘a man’ or ‘the Universe’. Read more »

Cultural Evolution, and God

Posted in Website content, Worldview on May 24th, 2013 by Peter Baker

Religious institutions have always been in a state of evolution. They will continue to be so, and in the long run, contemporary theism-atheism debates will come to be seen as an argument over semantics.

Once upon a time I used to describe myself as an agnostic. Then, during a two-year, round-the-world adventure I took it upon myself to read the Abrahamic scriptures. Read more »