History

Commemorative Stamps feature Leicester Church stained glass windows

The stained glass windows depicting Masonic symbols from St Peter’s Church, Highfields, Leicester are to be included in a beautifully designed commemorative sheet of ten images of Masonic stained glass windows and Royal Mail stamps produced by The Masonic Philatelic Club, in conjunction with The Roy

Beds Through The Ages

Some of the earliest beds were little more than piles of straw or some other natural material (e.g. a heap of palm leaves, animal skins, or dried bracken). An important change was raising them off the ground, to avoid drafts, dirt, and pests.

Helen Keller

Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27th, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. When she was 19 months old, she contracted an illness described by doctors as “an acute congestion of the stomach and the brain”, possibly scarlet fever or meningitis. The illness left her both deaf and blind. 

The Pimlico Mystery

Adelaide was born in France on December 19th, 1855. Her mother was an Englishwoman named Clara Chamberlain. Clara was married to a French mathematics teacher named Adolphe Collet de la Tremoille, but he was apparently not Adelaide’s biological father.

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