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35th anniversary of Fleetwood Floods

posted at: 2012-06-19 07:50:50 by Stuart Prebble

Unseasonal flooding is back in the news and - in common with so many other things - we find that the experience is not new.  It's just coming up to 35 years since huge tides flooded the town o

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FALKLANDS MEDAL ACHIEVES NEW RECORD AT AUCTION

posted at: 2012-06-14 10:54:15 by The StoryVault Team

The family of Staff Sergeant Jim Prescott raised a new record of £118,000 when they auctioned the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal which was awarded to him for his service in the Falklands. 

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MEMORIES OF THE CORONATION - NOT 1953 BUT 1937

posted at: 2012-06-07 16:17:48 by The StoryVault Team

Rob Williams was a keen amateur movie-maker from boyhood, and he chronicled the life and times of his family and the world around him from 1935 when his father gave him his first camera.  His

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THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FALKLANDS

posted at: 2012-05-29 06:26:54 by The StoryVault Team

It's good to see coverage on the TV news and in the papers of the thirtieth anniversary of the Falklands.  Great sacrifices were made and it's important that they should be remembered.  W

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TITANIC

posted at: 2012-05-06 09:39:54 by The StoryVault Team

The recent opening of the Titanic museum in Belfast reminds us that we have some memories from the last survivor of the Titanic on StoryVault.  Elizabeth Gladys "Milvena" Dean, (born 2 Februar

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FALKLANDS MEMORIES

posted at: 2012-04-12 22:32:12 by The StoryVault Team

These few months see the 30th anniversaries of some important events of the Falklands War. The conflict started in the first week of April when Argentina invaded the islands. The sinking of th

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FALKLANDS MEMORIES

posted at: 2012-04-12 22:24:52 by Stuart Prebble

These few months see the 30th anniversary of some of the big events in the Falklands War.  The outbreak was in the first week of April.  The sinking of the Belgrano was May 2nd and the ev

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Six months to 30th anniversary of the Falklands War

posted at: 2011-11-23 22:06:16 by The StoryVault Team

When David Cameron recently visited British troops in Afghanistan, he told them that the very least that the rest of us can do is to remember them.  Well, it's just coming up the 30 years sinc

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THE RIOTS - HISTORY DOESN'T REPEAT ITSELF, BUT IT ECHOES!

posted at: 2011-08-10 08:45:05 by The StoryVault Team

The TV and newspaper coverage of the riots in Britain keep referring to "the worst riots for 30 years", and of course they are referring to the riots which broke out in Toxteth and Brixton in 1981.

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LIVING IN THE SAME HOUSE FOR 90 YEARS!

posted at: 2011-08-01 19:28:43 by The StoryVault Team

It's got to be some kind of record! John Deal has lived in the same house in Lewisham for 90 years - and he and his wife Renee still live there.  John is an encyclopaedia of knowledge about th

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