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THE LEGACY OF EMPIRE

posted at: 2019-05-02 08:25:09 by The StoryVault Team

The recent 100th anniversary of the Amritsar massacre makes us think again about the legacy of the British empire.  Incidents such as that one make us feel unqualified guilt about Britain's ro

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ARMISTICE DAY - the centenary

posted at: 2018-11-11 14:57:24 by The StoryVault Team

Armistice day always reminds us of the thousands of stories of heroism and tragedy relating to two world wars - and many of us with grandparents who fought in World War One regret that they were un

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SEEING HITLER GO PAST IN A MOTORCADE

posted at: 2018-05-10 07:00:50 by The StoryVault Team

Raymond Elias was a small boy living in Gdansk just before world war 2.  One day he became aware of a fuss in the street, and ran up onto a pile of rubble to see what was going on.  A fle

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BRITISH OCCUPATION OF PALESTINE

posted at: 2018-05-10 06:56:54 by The StoryVault Team

Seems you can't turn on the news these days without discovering something new and dreadful about relations between Israel and Palestine.   Movie of soldiers shooting civilians never fails to s

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SHAKIN' STEVENS AND THE KANGAROO

posted at: 2018-05-10 06:49:47 by The StoryVault Team

There was very little that CBS records could do for Shakin' Stevens when he went on a tour of Australia. His tour was sold out, the single was at number 1, the album was at number 1, so everything

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ARMISTICE REMINDER

posted at: 2018-03-23 14:57:28 by The StoryVault Team

The centenary of the end of World War One is a timely reminder of the need to save stories from war veterans from all conflicts while we still can.  Storyvault started up just in time to get s

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FIND OUT ABOUT LIFE IN RUSSIA!

posted at: 2018-03-23 14:45:46 by The StoryVault Team

One of the (many) great things about Storyvault, is that whatever is in the n

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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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