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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.

A Man and His Watch, Iconic Watches and the Stories from the Men Who Wore Them by Matt Hranek

“The watch through Matt Hranek’s lens is much more than a time-telling device; it’s a vehicle through which the men in A Man and His Watch tell their tales of achievement, love, and loss” —Benjamin Clymer, founder and executive editor of Hodinkee 

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. 

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