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rbraddick
You So at one point of time there was just indigenous people living in there country's or islands so I would like to know where did the white race of people come from because they ain't indigenous to...
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KevTheBusDriver
Does anyone know the name of the shop at 54 Park Street (between Littlewoods and the Priory Hotel) BEFORE it became McDoanlds in about 1981? And did it have any other names in the period 1972-1982?...
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winstonmin
I have always been puzzled by the fact that from 3000 BC there were civilizations: the Egyptian, and then the Roman, but in Britain there was only pre-history (the Bronze age onwards). The Egyptian...
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vetuste_ennemi
Just watched episode 1 of Neil Oliver's "A History of Britain" on BBC4 (series first shown 2011) covering the first settlement of Britain by modern humans after the end of the last Ice Age. If you're...
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Miniwitch666
Families of Bushey Hertfordshire
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lynbrown
Is there a plaque or memorial anywhere to mark the 50 men who were recaptured then shot by the Germans in retaliation?
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retrocop
https://uk.yahoo.com/news/ww2-hurricane-fighter-plane-unearthed-nearly-80-years-crashing-battle-britain-080428048.html Great news. I have a particular liking for the unsung hero of the Battle of...
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retrocop
Can anyone explain why Sir Winston Churchill adopted a French 'Adriane' model French infantry helmet whilst Lt. Col i/c a Scottish Rgt. The earlier type of Brodie helmet was the standard issue (...
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malagabob
I watched a program about Anne Boleyn. Which showed her personal bible in which HenryVIII and she had written before Henry’s divorce from Cathrin of Aragon. Think it’s kept at the British library....
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Katieell
People in the past
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Katieell
We hear a pipe used to draw off liquid
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tiggerblue10
It was the 76th anniversary of this young woman's death on 22 Feb 1943. A member of the White Rose anti-Nazi resistance group, she distributed leaflets and was executed by guillotine along with her...
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follyfancier
a couple of years ago one of you gave me a link to old black and white street maps from the 1900s, but I have changed my computer since then and seem to have lost it could I have the link again please...
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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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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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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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