Following on from last week’s post about The Centenary of The Great War. The historian in me makes me want to share this fantastic opportunity to commemorate a fallen soldier from this period.
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Whilst we cannot change the past, and let’s be perfectly honest it isn’t going anywhere. What is done, is done to quote my grandmother. I therefore find it ironic that as we head towards the Centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War, “the war to end all wars” that interest and momentum [...]
The last month or so has been one of mixed emotion. Firstly we had a really wonderful spell of hot summer weather. Temperatures up into the late 20s and early 30s centigrade. Of course, other parts of the world frequently experience temperatures such as those, but us Brits are not used to very hot or [...]
The following is a guest post. The Mass Observation Project is an archive in the care of the University of Sussex. The Archive was started in 1937 as a way of recording the lives of “ordinary” people within the United Kingdom. The archive continued until the early 1950s, with a few additions during the 1950’s [...]