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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.

Executions at Leicester Prison

There have been 23 executions carried out at Leicester Prison, between the years 1829 and 1953. The youngest person executed was John Swift, aged 19 in 1877, and the oldest was Thomas Bloxham, aged 62, in 1887.

Origins of The Christmas Bauble...

The bauble is one of the most popular Christmas ornament picture of Victoria's Christmas tree was shown in a London newspaper decorated with glass ornaments and baubles from her husband Prince Albert's native Germany, Lauscha began exporting its products throughout Europe. 

New Blood Test For The Earlier Diagnosis of Breast Cancer Spread

UK scientists from the University of Westminster have confirmed that a new blood test can detect if breast cancer has spread to other parts of the body in a research funded by the charity Against Breast Cancer.

Malta Air Tragedy 60th Anniversary

On 18th February 1956 Scottish Airlines Avro York, registration G-ANSY took off from RAF Luga Airport in Malta in the afternoon at 12:21pm on a flight to London Stansted Airport, with 45 passengers and five crew on board. 

New Blood Test For The Earlier Diagnosis of Breast Cancer Spread

UK scientists from the University of Westminster have confirmed that a new blood test can detect if breast cancer has spread to other parts of the body in a research funded by the charity Against Breast Cancer.

Malta Air Tragedy 60th Anniversary

On 18th February 1956 Scottish Airlines Avro York, registration G-ANSY took off from RAF Luga Airport in Malta in the afternoon at 12:21pm on a flight to London Stansted Airport, with 45 passengers and five crew on board. 

The History of The Bicycle

riginal balancing vehicles date back to the early 19th century. The earliest comes from a sketch said to befrom 1534 and attributed to Gian Giacomo Caprotti, a pupil of Leonardo da Vinci. 

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.

Executions at Leicester Prison

There have been 23 executions carried out at Leicester Prison, between the years 1829 and 1953. The youngest person executed was John Swift, aged 19 in 1877, and the oldest was Thomas Bloxham, aged 62, in 1887.

Origins of The Christmas Bauble...

The bauble is one of the most popular Christmas ornament picture of Victoria's Christmas tree was shown in a London newspaper decorated with glass ornaments and baubles from her husband Prince Albert's native Germany, Lauscha began exporting its products throughout Europe. 

Wedding Traditions

Quicker than you can say "I do," you've probably already chosen the perfect venue, chosen the perfect wedding dress, a photographer to capture your most precious moments, you may have overlooked one important tradition... 

Rose Named in honour of Stephen Fry

Stephen’s Rose, introduced by Norfolk rose grower Bill LeGrice, has a mass of distinctive, wavy edged, single flowers in a splendid mix of yellow and creamy red. It’s a strong growing, strongly scented, floribunda bush rose.  On seeing his new rose for the first time, Stephen Fry said - 

From Candles To Electricity: The History of Lighting

From Candles To Electricity: The History of Lighting

During the 63 years of Queen Victoria's reign, from 1837 to 1901, life in ordinary houses was transformed by a succession of technological developments which we now take for granted: flushing toilets, plumbed-in baths and showers, regular postal deliveries and light fittings capable of illuminating

The History of Wedding Cakes

The wedding cake is a tradition that began back in the Roman Empire. At the time, it was a loaf of bread that the groom broke over the bride’s head as a symbol of his dominance in the marriage. The colour of the cake was typically white to symbolise purity.

Modern Mobility

Modern Mobility

Modern Mobility moves premises, continues to deliver scooter freedom to over 3,000 elderly and disabled Shopmobility members. 

Christina Edmunds - The Chocolate Cream Poisoner

Christina Edmunds was born in Margate, the daughter of Benjamin William Edmunds and his wife Ann Christian Burn. Her father was an architect who designed Holy Trinity Church and the lighthouse on the end of the pier at Margate. Edmunds was, by reports considered quite an attractive lady.