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  • History Roundup 576 including Backpack Helicopters January 25, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 576 including Backpack Helicopters

    Today’s links follow. 1) Where were the Witches Killed: Salem 2) Backpack helicopters: over the rainbow 3) John Dee Painted: the Gallery 4) Bronze Age Pompeii: UK (mmmm…) 5) Tenant’s Harbor Mystery: Maine 6) Spook lights: New Zealand and from the archives 7) Lords of Karma and the RAF Other links: killing the comments…

    Daily History Picture: Jonah in a Gargoyle January 25, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Jonah in a Gargoyle

    Man in a fish…  

    Letters from a Witch’s Clients January 25, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Letters from a Witch's Clients

    In 1859 a unique witchcraft source appeared in the British newspapers. Durham police had raided the house of one Mrs Leadpiper and had seized a number of letters from her supplicants. To our great good fortune the Durham Chronicle published several: and the article was then picked up by other papers from Cornwall to Luton. […]

    New History Books: Fall of the Double Eagle January 24, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : New History Books
    New History Books: Fall of the Double Eagle

    John R. Schindler, Fall of the Double Eagle I’m a big Schindler fan, looking forward to reading this…

    An Outstanding Italian Ghost Story January 24, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    An Outstanding Italian Ghost Story

    This is an Italian memory of a British traveller, it is also a rather good ghost story. The non consequality of many of the events is effective. I had the pleasure many years ago of staying for some days at San Donato, in Chianti. It is about thirty miles from Florence. The way of life […]

    New History Books: Of Beards and Men January 23, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : New History Books
    New History Books: Of Beards and Men

    Oldstone-Moore, Of Beards and Men This is a favourite subject of mine: let’s hope the book lives up…

    Film, History and Memory January 23, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Medieval, Modern
    Film, History and Memory

    ***Dedicated to David*** In a recent reflection about the way we remember the past, this blogger made the case that after about two hundred years we cease to ‘own’ history. ‘For Beach Waterloo seems, somehow, ‘present’. Anything before that date seems, meanwhile, completely out of reach, as if the historical imagination falls down into a […]

    History Roundup 575 including Bosom Serpent and Old Beer January 22, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 575 including Bosom Serpent and Old Beer

    Today’s links follow. 1) Bosom Serpent: Canada 2) Flood Horror: US 3) Horse Skeleton: Greece 4) Century Old Beer: Canada 5) 19 Cent Cool Pill: the Lab 6) Witches of Stalingrad: Russia 7) Pirate Skull: School… and from the archives 8) Shakespeare’s Head Other links: Fairy Investigation Society facebook page Now is the Hour, Gracie Fields

    Daily History Picture: Kennedy Hates Nixon January 22, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Kennedy Hates Nixon

    Smile for the cameras…

    Ghost Hangs Four in New Orleans January 22, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Ghost Hangs Four in New Orleans

    Here is an American story (of who knows what veracity) that got sucked across the Atlantic and into the British newspapers: WDP, 22 Nov 1872, 3. Few positions in life can be imagined more disagreeable than that of being imprisoned in a haunted cell in police station. The New Orleans Times tells a most unpleasant […]

    History Roundup 574 including Looking for Missing Monarchs January 21, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 574 including Looking for Missing Monarchs

    Today’s links follow. 1) Volcano Art: Prehistory (incredible!!!!) 2) Frozen Ghost Story: Minnesota 3) Got Allergies, Blame Neanderthals: Prehistory 4) Looking for Missing Kings: UK 5) Medieval Prosthetic Leg: China 6) Ancient and Modern Child Abuse: the Lab and from the archives 7) the Cipher Wheel and Bacon (and a river) Other links: Fairy Investigation […]

    Daily History Picture: Modern Times January 21, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Modern Times

    Fox hunt problems with new arrival…

    Churn Milk Peg January 21, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Churn Milk Peg

    There are few greater pleasures than bringing half- or three-quarter forgotten British bogeys back from the dead. Churn-Milk Peg was a psychotic old dear who would sit in glades of nut trees and smoke a pipe, waiting for children to come along to pick from her trees: ‘churn milk nuts’ were unripe nuts. In as […]

    History Roundup 573 including Oldest Tea and Teleportation January 20, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 573 including Oldest Tea and Teleportation

    Today’s links follow. 1) Oldest Tea: China 2) Have We Found Grace: England 3) Fighting Farming: Africa 4) Cornish Teleportation: UK 5) 19 Cent Convict Diary: US 6) Bronze Age Houses in the Fens: East England (included for the moving photo) and from the archives 7) Bessie Dunlop, a fairy witch Other links: Fairy Investigation […]

    Daily History Picture: Execution January 20, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Execution

    Stanislaus Lacroix, Quebec 1902

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