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March-Hare
Could anyone help me by looking up the household living at 10 Chuckery Road, Walsall in 1911 please? TIA
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Jaidyn
We are looking at visiting the cabinet War rooms - a real area of interest for us but have no idea how long to allow fit the visit - aiming to buy 10 am admission tickets but need to elsewhere in...
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Curiousnz1
My mother was born during WW 2 in Edinburgh and is half Asian - not sure who her father was but he was not Scottish!
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Luzzly
I've just read that during WW2, the Coats Mission led by Coldstream Guards officer Jimmy Coats, and protectors of the royal family, had a scheme to kidnap the actress Merle Oberon! Anyone with any...
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Stargazer
by Hitler and his followers throughout the thirties and forties and why they were singled out for annihilation. (I know others were also treated similarly but there was an obsessional hatred of the...
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bainbrig
An old soldier, guessing late Victorian, maybe a bit earlier, but no idea who or what he is. Here is the picture of him, in uniform. Any ideas?...
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PJS15
8 = l in an o s p. 10 =. H of a bh (f). Many thanks....
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seniorcit
I know little about my father's WW2 experiences. He'd mentioned the Chindits, and I know that he'd been bitten by a mule as he'd been a mule handler. I know too, that he was in India at some point....
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JaneMc10
When they first saw your bottom! Cryptic clue.
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tinkerbell23
Hi! I have old records here belonging to my great great Gran! “Banner Records” They are really heavy and in their sleeves I have about 10-15 Victor talking machine & imperial to name a few! Are...
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bainbrig
Just watched The Captive Heart (1946) which portrays British Officers and ‘men’ in a camp - I thought other ranks were always kept separate, in labour camps, while the officers, who didn’t have...
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bainbrig
Stonehenge at midsummer shows sunrise at the longest day. Is there a function of the stones showing sunrise at midwinter? It’s always struck me that the turning of the year is/was far more...
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Sellergarth
Looking at Tithe Map of 1842 there are numerous references to `Homesteads`. Could anyone please tell me was a Homestead just a house or did it include other buildings? Many thanks.
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KissLove
George Washington was Americas first and greatest president. America was started in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence. He was born in 1732. He stopped the Whiskey Rebellion from becoming a war...
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KissLove
What events have changed public opinion
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KissLove
Identify groups of people that have been "excluded" from being American, either in law or public opinion, both now and in the past....
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KissLove
Material Law...
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KissLove
how did you think most people in the country today would define an "American"...
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retrocop
Monopoly - I Did Not Know This! Starting in 1941, an increasing number of British Airmen found themselves as the involuntary guests of the Third Reich, and the Crown was casting about for ways and...
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Quizzer123
People of the past quiz

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