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Forgotten Confectioners, Disappearing Chocolate Bars

The Christmas tradition of putting a plastic net bag of gold-foil wrapped chocolate coins in children’s Xmas stockings along with a satsuma or clementine...

Pronouncing Surnames

There are a lot of surnames that are pronounced quite differently from how we might say them if we saw them written down, that is...

France’s Republics

You may know that the First Republic in France resulted from the French Revolution. But France has had five republics. And there were two...

Festival of Britain 1951 at the South Bank & Battersea Pleasure Gardens

A Festival of Britain poster designed by Abram Games, who also designed the festival emblem in the centre, the Festival Star. On 3 May 1951,...

Ickworth’s Lost Lake and the Busted Dam

Zoë Ward lived almost all her life in Horringer near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. She was one of two daughters born in the...

Diversions in the Eden Valley

It’s been a while since my last post but something I’ve been working on has turned out to be a much bigger task than...

Who Remembers the Children’s Gallery at the Science Museum in London?

The scary automatic door, the alarming burglar alarm, the spooky coal mine, the thump of the iron weights, the disappearing golden ball. Does anyone...

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