Social History

Boy Soldier of WW1

2017-02-20T12:52:06+00:00

I have examined the above named Recruit and find that he does not present any of the causes of rejection specified in the Regulations for Army Medical Services. I consider him fit for the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force. Apparent age, 18 years. And so began the WW1 military service of my great-uncle, Hector Bulmer on 24 January 1916, four days after his [...]

A Great Fraud Has Been Committed

2017-02-20T13:24:27+00:00

On 11 March 1864, just before midnight, the Dale Dyke Dam collapsed and a great flood surged through parts of Sheffield in Yorkshire, causing extensive property damage and killing about 270 people. The affected area stretched from the dam, through the Loxley Valley, on through Malin Bridge and Hillsborough to the Sheffield town centre.  The [...]

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