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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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REMEMBRANCE DAY TRIBUTES

posted at: 2015-11-11 10:26:26 by The StoryVault Team

Remembrance Day gives us a chance to recall some of the many extraordinary stories from the two World Wars, the Falklands, and other more recent conflicts.  We are lucky to have some terrific

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REMEMBRANCE DAY TRIBUTES

posted at: 2015-11-11 10:08:32 by Stuart Prebble

Remembrance Day of course prompts us to think about all the sacrifices made in wartime, and we are fortunate to have some amazing personal accounts on StoryVault.  Anyone wanting to get a flav

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HISTORY DOESN'T REPEAT ITSELF, BUT IT RHYMES

posted at: 2015-10-16 15:35:48 by The StoryVault Team

We are doomed, it seems, to go on repeating the same mistakes we have made many times in the past, and if only we would study our own history, we might learn something and make better decisions in

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STORYVAULT TRIBUTES TO "BRITAIN'S SCHINDLER"

posted at: 2015-07-05 06:18:12 by The StoryVault Team

The remarkable Sir Nicholas Winton has died, at aged 106.  He was the man who organised the evacuation by train of 669 children - most of them Jewish - from Czechoslovakia just before the outb

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LET'S CELEBRATE THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF ANNETTE YARROW

posted at: 2015-06-10 05:47:51 by The StoryVault Team

Annette Yarrow - who was one of Storyvault's earliest contributors, has died.  Annette was an absolutely brilliant woman whose life was full of amazing experiences.  She was a nurse, a ch

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THE WORLD CUP - LOOMS AGAIN - 50 YEARS AFTER ENGLAND LAST WON IT!

posted at: 2015-05-30 19:59:27 by The StoryVault Team

All this talk about FIFA and corruption reminds us that it's not far away from fifty years since England last won the World Cup - in 1966.   As with so many major events, we have StoryVau

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70th ANNIVERSARY OF V.E. DAY

posted at: 2015-05-11 07:52:51 by The StoryVault Team

How did you or your parents or grandparents celebrate VE day?  Annette Yarrow had returned to Britain from India and was on her way to an interview at Cheltenham Ladies College when the annou

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WOMEN IN ORTHODOX RELIGION

posted at: 2015-04-22 12:39:46 by The StoryVault Team

Every day we hear stories in the news about the sometimes appalling treatment of women in various religious and ethnic groups.  Often such treatment is based on a misunderstanding of original

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GENERAL ELECTION FEVER IN THE AIR

posted at: 2015-02-27 07:19:30 by The StoryVault Team

So, it's that time of the year again - general elections, like everything else, seem to come around more frequently.   My first was in 1974, when I was a young reporter covering Harold Wi

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