Monthly Archives: April 2012

The hottest gadgets

Do you remember Mr Weasley in the Harry Potter books, who collected plugs and electrical gadgets? I was never tempted to do so until I saw pictures of the early twentieth century gadgets advertised in Winter’s pie magazine printed during … Continue reading

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Life after the Titanic

William Thomas Stead.  A man well known in his day: an investigative journalist, a hard-hitting social campaigner and a forthright man.  He championed women’s rights and supported the suffragettes; promoted the Poor Law, backed the labouring classes and trade unionism; … Continue reading

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Titanic in the Tower

Sunday sees the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster. For the last few months we’ve been finding lots of works about the Titanic in our collection. Even today there are very few people who don’t know the story of the … Continue reading

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