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Winter in Darton yorkshire

posted at: 2017-12-09 19:17:01 by Barbara Smith

i remember those banked coal  fires never let it go out was the last thing I remember when w want to bed at night.  No central heating no double pane windows....watching your breath leave

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CHRISTMAS - A TIME FOR FAMILIES AND MEMORIES

posted at: 2017-12-08 13:40:14 by The StoryVault Team

Just a gentle nudge from the Storyvault team that Christmas is often a time when all the family are together, and therefore an opportunity to record and upload some memories.  It's especially

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CENTENARY OF ARMISTICE APPROACHES

posted at: 2017-09-25 13:22:20 by The StoryVault Team

Next year will of course see the centenary of the end of the Great War, and amazingly, we do in fact have a first hand account from a survivor of WW1.  At 113 years, Henry Allingham was the ol

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IN MEMORY OF JOHN STOKES

posted at: 2017-05-23 15:09:17 by The StoryVault Team

We're very sad to hear news of the recent death of John Stokes.  John contributed several fascinating pieces to Storyvault about his experiences as a small child growing up in the war. They ha

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CHUCK BERRY - INFLUENCE ON THE ROLLING STONES

posted at: 2017-03-19 09:18:26 by The StoryVault Team

The death of Chuck Berry aged 90 has stimulated a host of tributes from more modern a

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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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