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HMS L27 Postcard

Tonight we have a postcard of the Royal Navy Submarine L27, dating from between the wars:HMS L27 was built by Vickers at their Barrow-in-Furness shipyard and launched on 14 June 1919. 389 more words

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Nicola Blacklaws-University of Leicester

“…many boards were mindful of local public opinion, even if they didn’t always adhere to it!”

For the latest in my series about urban historians at work today, I speak to the University of Leicester’s Nicola Blacklaws.

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Urban History

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