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Peace Day – July 19th, 1919

This article was originally written for the Around Town Magazine, June 2019. Do you want to know the background to our Peace Day Celebration event which we are holding on July 6th 2019 ? Then read on ….. Full details of the events happening around the High Street on the 6th July can be found Read More…

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The Battle of Fuente De Honor (Fuentes de Oñoro), 5th May 1811

This is the one post in a series documenting a number of battles fought by the Duke of Wellington and the Allied forces of Britain, Portugal and Spain during the Napoleonic Wars. The object is a small brass box with a profile of Arthur Wellesley and ‘The Duke of Wellington’ inscribed on it. The reverse Read More…

The Battle of Toulouse, 10th of April 1814

This is the one post in a series documenting a number of battles fought by the Duke of Wellington and the Allied forces of Britain, Portugal and Spain during the Napoleonic Wars. The object is a small brass box with a profile of Arthur Wellesley and ‘The Duke of Wellington’ inscribed on it. The reverse Read More…

Royal Fire Insurance Mark

Originally, not all houses were covered by fire insurance. To distinguish which properties had paid for fire insurance, a metal plaque was attached and displayed on the front of the building so that fire services knew which houses were insured by them that they should save. Fire Marks and fire insurance as a concept emerged Read More…