History

Halloween History

Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain ( sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, who celebrated their new year on 1st of November.

Eight Things You Didn’t Know About The Russian Revolution By Stephen Davis, author of The Tsar’s Banker

One hundred years ago in 1917 the Russian revolution swept away the Russian Royal Family. Today, the story of Tsar Nicholas II, Alexandra and their family continues to hold a fascination for the world.  Here are eight facts you might not know about the Russian Revolution. 

A Special Service Was Held To Mark The Centenary of The Start of the Battle of Passchendaele

A total of 1,300 men from Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland lost their lives during the course of the battle, officially known as the Third Battle of Ypres, which became infamous not only for the scale of casualties, but also for the mud. 

Perfume & Its Origins

Best Selling Mens Fragrances 1970  Faberge Brut - Leeming Hai Karate - MEM English Leather Shulton Old Spice - Paco Rabanne Pour Homme Shulton Pierre Cardin - Ralph Lauren Polo - Jovan Musk for Men  Best Selling Mens Fragrances 1980 

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

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