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Bazile
Well bless her soul . My mum on a few occasions used to tell me that during the war, Mr Churchill set the sea ablaze to thwart the Germans . I use to tell her that that was nonsense and where did she...
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AB Editor
I'm trying to find the name of the policeman who operated the first traffic light in the UK, in 1868. It was outside Parliament. What would the best way of finding out his name be? Here's an article...
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recordman
On you tube Rockabilly#4u.What is the group that plays the second dance sequence?
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del8oy1
If Elizabethan equals Elizabeth, George equals Georgian etc, what periods are named after Charles or Henry
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philtheguv
Tom indicates you could be trained for t.v. show
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Bazile
It has in the past crossed my mind as to why Birmingham gets it's water from Wales . The answer is interesting http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-37472263 By the way is there anywhere...
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Sellergarth
I have read that these Acts more or less forced the smaller landowner to sell to his land to the wealthier landowner. How? (I`ve probably not grasped something obvious here but any explanation would...
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KARL
In a book published in the mid Sixties I have seen a passing reference to an astronomical observatory at Delmi. Construction is said to have begun in 1710 B.C., a sketch is included suggesting that...
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SCOTTYBOY22
hi folks can any one help with this ditloid its got to do with the gfreat fire of london in 1666 311 s in t m cheers
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Westie2
24d. Liberal admitted to good Scottish society (5) g.i.d
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Tarser
I've been trying to get a basic picture of all the invasions that led to the development of English/British culture and history. I find it very complicated and would like to ask something at the end...
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malagabob
Anyone have any info on what this old building is/was in Dumfries. It's on the opposite bank of the Nith river to Dock Park. It's red brick and terracotta mouldings with multiple windows. tIA...
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ToraToraTora
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36896924 I am amazed that these are up to now still being made....
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chessteruk
Milner's Tower at Bradda Head, Port Erin, IOM was built in 1871. Are there any photos or painting of that area from before 1871?
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webbo3
Anyone know of a decent website where you can look at old maps so you can see what was there before yore house was built, I seem to remember a site where you could go back in time on a map, (a bit...
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LondonLady
Need help with 9d, Edward Lear asked: "Who, or why or which or what is he"? 5,2, 4 A?O?D ?F ?W?T and 12a , The Romany name for Newmarket 5-6, 3 N?S?I-?E?C?O ?A?...
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retrocop
Can anyone answer how many perished in the Great Fire of London? No cheating and looking it up. I am surprised at the answer.
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Tarser
I'm sure this is easy to answer for historians, please excuse my ignorance. Edward III had five sons. His first son died before Edward and yet the crown went to his grandson, Richard II and not his...
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sandyRoe
I was watching a TV documentary the other night about the Somme and it was mentioned as one of the few objectives actually taken on the first day. What would it have looked like? I can't imagine it...
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retrocop
Does anyone recall that during his short command of HMS Bronington,a TON Class wooden minesweeper, the Prince of Wales ....err..crashed it whilst at the Con when docking it. Normally a naval commander...

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