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#ForgottenFriday – Christmas at Wartime

#ForgottenFriday – Christmas at Wartime

Today it is hard to imagine, with the conspicuous consumption and commercialisation of a modern Christmas, how families coped during the Second World War. However, despite all these challenges, many families managed to put together a very successful festive...
#ForgottenFriday – Scarborough Bombardment

#ForgottenFriday – Scarborough Bombardment

2>For today’s Forgotten Friday we are delving into history of the First World War! 107 years ago (yesterday!) was the Scarborough Bombardment of 16th December 1914! The raid on 16th December 1914 was an attack by the Imperial German Navy on the British ports of...
#ForgottenFriday – Eric Bucktin

#ForgottenFriday – Eric Bucktin

This #ForgottenFriday we’re showing off some fantastic new donations about Eric Bucktin! This week we received a selection of artefacts relating to Mr Eric Bucktin, and his time as a Prisoner of War in WW2. Eric joined the Territorial Army in 1938 and, together...
#ForgottenFriday – IT’S CHRISTMASSSSSSS

#ForgottenFriday – IT’S CHRISTMASSSSSSS

It’s finally alright to play Christmas songs, so we’re celebrating #ForgottenFriday with a traditional Christmas treat! The Princess Mary Gift Fund Box tin was issued to ‘every sailor afloat and every soldier on the front’ in World War One, as a present...
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