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The value of a bank holiday

In 2012, Britain has gained a bank holiday with the late-Spring bank holiday postponed and extended this weekend for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. In 1916 the same bank holiday was abandonded completely in an effort to keep up production and win the Great War. In the end, it was clear that people needed time off and the bank holidays were restored.

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Posted by on 4 June 2012 in Events


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WJ Woolner: young soldier, young deserter

This Londoner was not decorated for valour or feted by his local community. He joined up and served underage, was wounded in battle and deserted from the army. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on 21 January 2012 in Ordinary Londoners


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