This is really neat! Local history like this is always so fascinating, and it's great to see a glimpse of the past like this. I definitely hope they can work on conserving some of these items, even if most of them are too fragile to open and examine, such as the newspaper. It seems like, for now, these will be a mystery, but I can only hope that somehow they're able to decipher a little bit more.
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A little tin box has caused a big stir in London’s libraries.
But what story does it tell? We don’t know yet.
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