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Trying to get a copy of the 5th Nov reading at the Tower of London. Can see my relatives name on list the Tower emailed me but as unable to go there I would love to hear his name read out. I have...
Hello all, Whilst undertaking some local research I found a reference in the 1901 census to a lady who was described as a `Tile Cutting Works Proprietress`. Does anyone have any idea what sort of...
There is a headstone in Highgate Cemetery with the name Mandy Moon. She was born in 1961 and died 1986. Does anyone know who she was, or anything about her?...
I've just done a few of these on Futurelearn, and very good I found them, so i thought I'd pass on the link. There are all sorts of courses but because I've been doing history ones I've posted this in...
which countries citizens around the world ware a poppy ??
This programme was shown on Sunday. It was a very interesting programme on how the first tanks were originally adapted from tractors! How mules & dogs were used for front line duties. For anyone...
I know my great grandfather travelled to France/Belgium - to the front and 'tended' horses - but he was a civilian and I can't get a single thing on ancestory or war sites .... I'm drawing a complete...
I have seen a reference to a 1901 Belfast refreshment house and wondered if it would have been licensed to sell beer, wines and spirits or did it just sell tea, coffee etc? Any info would be...
I have just been watching a short documentary on the Fall of the Berlin Wall which was 25 years ago today ,Have any ABer's been to Berlin before or after the Fall. As part of our European tour we were...
Whilst undertaking some local history research I came across the following entry in the 1871 census: Joseph Fisher (27) Portuguese Vice Consul and Shipowner. I can find no further reference to...
Alan Turing who cracked the Enigma Code at Bletchley heat is supposed to have had a nickname. Has anyone any idea what it was?
On R4 this lunch time, Sandi Toksvig was talking about a woman who was stolen from her husband, and forced to marry a king. She asked her husband if she could be ruler for just a day. The King agreed....
A new old interpretation of the phrase. http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-29761017...
I visited French and Belgian cemetries at the weekend and noticed that some of the inscriptions included the words 'served as' which I'm guessing means one of the soldier's names would be an alias....
Which village in Kent was refuge to Londoners each night in WW2? They sheltered in 22 miles of tunnels made by flint miners and lime burners. I have a vague memory of TV programme.
Some stunning and iconic images here: http://blog.rottenecards.com/28-touching-colorized-historical-moments-24-is-just-wow/...
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29541235...
http://www.theanswerbank.co.uk/News/Question1370573.html Or am I beating a dead horse?:)...
I opened Google search this morning and they are doing a wonderful Google Maps on the Pyramids, if anyone is interested?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2776989/Recovering-fallen-German-soldiers-killed-***-Second-World-War-Brandenburg-battle-discovered-wearing-boots-helmets.html...

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