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The Six-Foot Christmas Crackers (Christmas History 22)

The Strand Magazine ran from 1891 to 1950, and in the early years in particular the December issue was a particular treat, packed full of Christmassy goodness.  The first of these, Issue 12 from December 1891, included an article about … Continue reading

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Journals 3.2 – A Year Abroad by Willard C. George (Part 2)

This is the second part of my article on George’s journal.  For the first part, please see the entry posted on 15th June 2015. George offered his opinions as to the state of Ireland in general, attributing much of their … Continue reading

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Journals 1.2 – England in 1815 by Joseph Ballard (Part 2)

The following is a continuation of my essay on Ballard’s journal.  See the earlier entry from 14th May 2015 for the first part.  Ballard’s tour of the North of England continued with a visit to Manchester. Although he admired the … Continue reading

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