Domesday Reloaded: Explore, compare, update and share the Domesday Reloaded archive. In 1986 the BBC launched an ambitious project to record a snapshot of everyday life across the UK for future generations.
A million volunteers took part… read more here In 2011 the BBC published the survey online and for six months invited updates to the photographs and text to celebrate the 25th anniversary. Shortly afterwards the website was added to The National Archives’ UK Government Web Archive. If you are reading this via UK Government Web Archive, then the original Domesday search function and contact form will not work. This is a consequence of the archiving process.
History of Board Games from Early 1900s to the Present from The People History Site. Do you remember the toys you played with as a child from The People History Site. Toys By Decade History of Children's Games and Toys The children of the world have been playing with some form of toy or another since the dawn of time.
Kids are quite capable of sitting down and enjoying whatever adults put in front of them, their imaginations taking off with the tools at hand and making the most of anything, from a block of wood to a complex electronic game. The 20th century has seen the growth and advancement of just about everything we use on a daily basis. Motors, batteries, computers, and chemicals have made modern life possible and along the way toys have enjoyed something of their own evolution. Vintage 1920s Play Ideas From The Roaring Twenties The first twenty years of the 20th century saw the introduction of the , merely advancements of existing popular toys, dolls and drawing materials. In the 1920s, it was more of the same. The toys reflected the boom. Vintage 1930s Toys From The Great Depression. Subterranea Britannica: Home Page.
American Plains. World War One. Victorian. Mayan Mysteries of 2012 - a guide for young readers French History. Historical geography - browse maps. The Plague of Eyam: The Village That Died to Save Its Neighbors. The Plague of Eyam: Story of the Village That Died to Save Its Neighbors By Mr Ghaz, December 27, 2010 Image Credit Image Credit Early in September 1665 George Viccars, a tailor, opened a consignment of cloth in his cottage in Eyam, a village near Sheffield damp and hung it in front of his fire to dry.
Image Credit With that innocent act, Viccars unleashed upon his community the most feared disease of the age. Image Credit Lice and fleas were man’s constant companions in the 17th century, and the unfortunate tailor thought little of the bites he received from the newcomers. Image Credit By the end of September, five more people in the neighborhood had died, and in the first there days of October there were four more deaths. A Desperate Solution Image Credit Treatment for the plague was crude and ineffective, and the pestilence was known to sweep through towns and village without check.
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Slavery. Introducing Canal History. Canals in the UK have a long history dating back to the Romans, who built several canals here including the Fossdyke, still navigable today. A long period elapsed after the Romans left Britain when no canals were built. Improvements to rivers were made although the aim of these was often to harness the waterpower, or for fishing, rather than for navigation purposes. It was in the reign of Elizabeth I that the next canal was built, at Exeter, this was also the first use in Britain of pound locks - the type of lock in common use today - all the navigable rivers at that time used flash locks. After this many schemes were introduced for the improvement of river navigations, often provoking strong opposition from water mill and fish weir owners. In 1660 there were 685 miles of river navigation, by 1724 another 475 miles had been added by improvements to many rivers including the Aire & Calder, Douglas, Idle, Irwell, Kennet and Weaver.
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