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On this day in history....19th June 1997

On this day in history : 19th June 1997 – Fast-food chain McDonald’s wins a two-year libel case in London against two environmental campaigners; it is known as the ‘McLibel Case’…. 219 more words

British History

Guernsey | Candie Gardens

Queen Victoria in front of the Guernsey Museum

Above the financial district in St Peter Port are the 19th Century Candie Gardens. Once part of a private estate, the Gardens were bequeathed to the islanders and turned into a public park. 172 more words

British History

Gentleman Jack (episode 5) - BBC 1

This has been an excellent series from the start, but Sunday’s episode, in which Anne Lister, superbly played by Suranne Jones, spoke about how God had made her the way she was and it would be completely unnatural for her to have a relationship with a man, when she was only attracted to women, was incredibly moving. 465 more words


Guernsey | War Museums

As you might expect, Guernsey has its fair share of museums. We chose to concentrate on just two:

La Valette Underground Military Museum is on the coastal edge of St Peter Port and is a tunnel complex built by slave labourers during the German Occupation. 193 more words

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On this day in history....18th June 1583

On this day in history : 18th June 1583 – The first recorded life insurance policy is taken out in London – but when a claim is made, just under a year later, it is disputed…. 245 more words

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Salem Baptist Chapel, Hay-on-Wye

This small chapel’s blue plaque states that it is the second oldest Nonconformist building in Wales, where there is much competition. Apparently it is still in use for worship and occasional music events.