Wartime

(1914-45)

Tweets from beyond the grave

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This is a story about how one historian’s research has brought a 16-year-old girl’s diary back to life…exactly one hundred years to the day since it was first written. Twitter might fulfil many functions, but…

WW2 Propaganda. What It Really Meant!

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World War II propaganda posters were essentially used as advertisement to inspire, persuade and educate the people of their country during the war. Equipped with suggestive and educational values, these posters were advertisement gold. Whether it…

Elopement Extraordinary

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All rural communities have idiosyncrasies when it comes to cultural practices.  Perhaps the customs surrounding a rural marriage are some of the most strange.  Rural Ireland of the 19th and 20th centuries had a wide variety of…

The Countess

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Although the fight for Irish independence in the early 20th Century was dominated by the men, there was a surprisingly large group of women who took up arms, carried messages and risked their lives for what…

A London Tour In Tube Posters

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Some say living in London is a curse. Some say it is a gift. With it’s rich history, I go with the latter. No matter where you turn, there is a story to be told…

100 Years of Bridal Fashion

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All girls dream of their wedding; the man, the flowers, the venue…the dress! At one point or another members of your family will have witnessed the sleek and simple phase, 10ft veils and voluptuous meringues….

Amy Johnson: Aviatrix Extraordinaire

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Amy Johnson is perhaps Britain’s most famous aviatrix. Her famous solo flight to Australia was only one of her many achievements during her flying career, which also saw her become the first ever fully-qualified female…

Beningbrough at War

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Men in uniform and an historic house – what could be a more perfect way to spend a Tuesday?! With that very thought in mind I visited Beningbrough at War, an exhibition that sits within…

Are we the modern day Gatsby?

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Sex, Drugs and the Charleston. During the ‘Roaring 20’s’, life for the rich and famous was a riot. Flappers, decadence and an economy on the brink of an abyss; Scott Fitzgerald’s book is as relevant…

Anastasia: The Great Imposter

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Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (June 18 1901 – July 17, 1918) was the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia,  the last sovereign of Imperial Russia. She had three older sisters’ named Olga, Tatiana and…