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Who was St David?

Who was St David?

Who was St David? Many people have heard of St David’s Day: it is celebrated on March 1st every year, to mark his death on this day in 589.  It is when David, as the patron saint of Wales is honoured. To celebrate, we have put together some top facts about this...

Top ten facts to celebrate decimal day.

Top ten facts to celebrate decimal day.

When decimalisation happened on February 15th 1971, it brought about a massive change to the British currency. Britain was not the first to convert to a decimal form of currency - for example Russia and France already used decimal currency systems, and had done since...

Your Scottish ancestry

Your Scottish ancestry

Are you tracing your Scottish ancestry? Over the centuries, thousands of Scots emigrated to countries around the world in search of a fresh start or the chance to make their fortunes. Today people across the globe can trace their roots back to Scotland. Our friends at...

Votes for women.

Votes for women.

On February 6th 1918, votes for women finally became a reality. During the years of the First World War, up to 2 million women had proven that they were just as capable as men at doing traditionally 'male' jobs. However, the vote was only given to women over the age...

Australia Day

Australia Day

On Australia Day, Australians celebrate all the things about the county. For example, its land, sense of decency, lifestyle, democracy, and freedoms. But particularly it is all about celebrating Australia's people. Australia Day is about acknowledging and celebrating...

Winston Churchill says a final goodbye

Winston Churchill says a final goodbye

Sir Winston Churchill, one of the world's most iconic leaders, passed away on this day in history, shortly after 8am on Sunday 24th January 1965.  He had suffered an extreme stroke and passed away at his home. Coincidentally, it was 70 years to the day since the death...

The death of George V

The death of George V

The death of George V occurred on 20th January 1936. He had reigned as King from 6th May 1910, and had been born during the reign of his Grandmother Queen Victoria. This short article looks at key points of his reign. Plus, we look at the succession of his son Edward....

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