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THE IMPRISONMENT OF RUDOLF HESS

posted at: 2017-02-23 16:46:52 by The StoryVault Team

I'm not quite sure why, but recently the extraordinary story of the part played by Rudolf Hess in WW2 has come into my mind.  Hess flew to Scotland in 1942 in what was said to be an effort to

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DID SOMEONE MENTION THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION?

posted at: 2017-02-23 16:32:20 by The StoryVault Team

One of the many reasons for Storyvault to exist, is that it can provide a historic reference point enabling us to make comparisons with events taking place today.   Plenty of people can specul

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ASK YOUR FAMILY TO SHARE CHRISTMAS MEMORIES FROM CHILDHOOD

posted at: 2016-12-08 17:30:06 by The StoryVault Team

Christmas is a great time to catch up with the family.  It's also therefore a terrific opportunity to interview mum, dad, grandma, or auntie about what Christmas was like in their childhood. &

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AS REMEMBRANCE DAY APPROACHES ONCE AGAIN - REMIND YOURSELF OF WHY IT MATTERS

posted at: 2016-10-17 06:23:48 by The StoryVault Team

November 11th is approaching fast and as always it's an important moment to remember the extraordinary sacrifices made by our parents and grandparents to enable us to live the life we enjoy.  

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STUDY THE BLITZ WITH STORYVAULT

posted at: 2016-10-10 13:28:14 by The StoryVault Team

It's often said that history is written by the victors, and so most histories of WW2 are told from the point of view of the politicians or generals or admirals or diplomats.  However there's n

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STUDY THE BLITZ WITH STORYVAULT

posted at: 2016-10-05 09:55:35 by Stuart Prebble

What was it really like for ordinary people living in London during the period of the Blitz in World War 2?  If you put "blitz" into search, up will come 30 first hand accounts - from servicem

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CENTENARY OF THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND

posted at: 2016-05-31 14:32:44 by The StoryVault Team

We are celebrating 100 years since the famous Battle of Jutland.  On Storyvault we have the account of Henry Allingham, who took part in the battle, and gave this interview when he was aged 11

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WHEN ENGLAND WON THE WORLD CUP - 50 YEARS AGO!

posted at: 2016-05-23 16:24:35 by The StoryVault Team

50 years ago Derek Cattani was a photographe for the FA.  He told Storyvault some fascinating tales of that great day - and shows one of football's most famous photographs.  Search under

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WELCOME TO THE STUDENTS OF THE BRIT SCHOOL

posted at: 2016-01-11 16:25:48 by The StoryVault Team

From time to time Storyvault has cooperated with schools and other organisations in a campaign to reinforce good relationships within the local community. These have included rhe "Wise Words from M

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CHRISTMAS MEMORIES

posted at: 2015-12-07 15:21:19 by The StoryVault Team

People who like the idea of StoryVault but who don't quite know where to start, often ask what sort of questions they should be asking their parents, grandparents, neighbours etc.  We usually

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