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 »

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 »

Jeremy Paxman – Sarah Agassi interview in ‘Empire’

Posted in Miscellaneous on April 27th, 2012 by Peter Baker

This post is off-topic from this blog’s normal subject matter, for reasons explained below.



My father was a dispatch rider for the Royal Army Ordinance Corps, in Palestine, between 1946 and 1948. During that time a terrorist organisation called Irgun planted a bomb at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, which was then the headquarters of the British Army and the Palestine government. It killed 91 people. Read more »

Miscellaneous Election Broadcast

Posted in Miscellaneous on May 3rd, 2010 by Peter Baker

There follows an election statement from the Jolly Pilgrim.

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