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Lord Mayor's Show 2019

804th Lord Mayor’s Show Procession, 692nd Lord Mayor – Bonus 2019 Pictures Inside!

We take a brief look at the 804 years of the Lord Mayor’s Show in 2019; the King came up with a cunning plan to request the Lord Mayor march each year to pledge loyalty to the King (or Queen), this has taken place for every monarch since. William Russell is the 692nd Lord Mayor …

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ceramic poppies at the imperial war museum

World War One Ceramic Poppy installation at The Imperial War Museum

Poppies Art installation to commemorate World War One Centenary (1918-2018) at The Imperial War Museum, enjoy the virtual walk Ceramic Poppy Artist Paul Cummins   The imposing building of the Imperial War Museum in South London is something to behold, you’re greeted by two 15 inch naval guns from HMS Ramillies and HMS Resolution. When …

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Winston Churchill

26th October 1953 Churchill returns as Prime Minister

The Return of Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom   The Wartime leader returned to being Prime Minister a second time after the Conservative party one the 26th October 1953 General Election, defeating Clement Attlee at 77.  The slogan of the election the Conservatives ran on was a ‘Strong and Free’ Britain. Conservatives …

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Ypres

Ypres and the most famous memorial on the Western Front, The Menin Gate

The 1st Battle of Ypres, World War One on the 19th October 1914 Première Bataille des Flandres, Erste Flandernschlacht Ypres   The First World War, the war to end all wars, was fought on a monumental scale, in terms of people and materials in many theatres of war. Some of the biggest battles on the western front …

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