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More tales from the old shops

As I continue my  talks to various groups around the Lothians I continue to hear fascinating stories from previous staff members and customers of the old department stores.  254 more words

Department Stores

Clarrie Murphy Profile

Ben Woods, Assistant Archivist, Australian Mutuals History

For our latest instalment in our series of profiles on Australian credit union luminaries, we bring you a short biography of Clarrie Murphy, focussing of course on his significant contributions to the credit union industry. 483 more words

How well off were the occupants of early modern almshouses?

by Angela Nicholls (University of Warwick).

Almhouses in Early Modern England is published by Boydell Press. SAVE 25% when you order direct from the publisher – offer ends on the 13th December 2018… 957 more words

United Kingdom

Leslie Barker

Leslie Barker (1895 – 28 March 1965) performed with Miss Ray during the early 1920’s

Social History

Book Review: Leben in Preußen

Leben in Preußen

Noa, Wolfgang

1983, Aufbau Verlag, Berlin

This was one of four East German books selected by S. for me in a second-hand bookshop in Berlin and sent hand by hand via a chain of personal acquaintances from Germany to England to the United States and eventually finding it’s way to me to help brighten the days of literary darkness in Waco; all stemming from a chance encounter with her parents on a sidewalk in Indianapolis years earlier. 395 more words

Book Review

Wrenthorpe Colliery War Memorial unveiled

Sheffield Daily Telegraph
Monday 4 April 1921


A memorial to men of the Wrenthorpe Colliery who fell in the Great War, erected in St John’s Churchyard, Wakefield, was unveiled on Saturday by Lieutenant-Colonel H S Kaye, Officer Commanding the 4th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. 78 more words


Review - Black Tudors: The Untold Story

Black Tudors: The Untold Story

Miranda Kaufmann


Oneworld Publications

Dr Miranda Kaufmann is Senior Research Fellow at the University of London’s Institute of Commonwealth Studies. 572 more words

Black History