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The Future but now.

I havve recently dipped my toe into the burgeoning world of 3D printing. Peter Fitzpatrick over at the great Shouting Into the Void blog: http://mojobob.blogspot.co.uk/ 190 more words

Browning 1922 Pistol

Following last Monday’s post on the Type 56-1, I apologise for another non-British and Empire post in short succession, but I hope you will forgive me as we consider another interesting weapon, the Browning 1922 automatic pistol. 606 more words


Tom Hulme-Centre for Metropolitan History

For the latest in my series profiling urban historians at work today, I was lucky enough to be able to grab a word with the University of London’s Tom Hulme. 1,368 more words

Urban History

Your place in History

As another British property price boom gathers steam, many are searching for their dream ‘period property’. But why do people favour certain architectural eras?
Ask a Briton to describe their ideal home, and the chances are their reply will include the adjective ‘period’. 1,213 more words


RAF Marked Fork

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to find a very attractive RAF marked fork on the Huddersfield Second Hand market, this white metal fork is about 6 ½” long: 238 more words


Canadian Summer Uniform Trousers

In 1933 the Canadian Army introduced a new summer uniform of khaki drill in a distinctive pale green colour. To save money this uniform was only issued to permanent troops and not reservists and had a relatively short life span, being largely dropped on the outbreak of the Second World War. 296 more words