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December 2019

All dressed up: With Christmas coming, one of the many festivities where people have often dressed up for fun, Jayne Shrimpton explores the history of fancy dress down the ages
The Rochdale Pioneers: 175 years ago this month, a group of individuals in the north-west of England established one of the first co-operatives in the country. Who were they, and what did they want to achieve? Nell Darby investigates
Sky high progress: Nick Thorne tells the story of the son of a ladies underclothing manufacturer who pioneered long distance flight in a flimsy biplane
Field of the Yard: One detective from the Metropolitan Police in the 19th century, writes Nell Darby, captured the imagination of the press, the public, and one novelist by the name of Dickens...
A life on the ocean wave: Life in the Royal Navy was not all rotten meat and weevily biscuits, says Gregory Parker
History in the details: Tram crew uniforms

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