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The semaphore line: Semaphore towers provided a vital means of military communication before the invention of the telegraph. Caroline Roope passes on the message
A history of swimwear: As the warmer months beckon, Jayne Shrimpton explores what our forebears donned to enjoy the water
Mistress of riddles: Nick Thorne investigates the famous author whose colourful ancestors fled France
The Victorian coffee roaster: Researching the coffee roasting industry in 19th century London exposes the risks involved in what was often a family business – risks that could end in court, as Nell Darby reveals
Times of transition: Khadija Tauseef tells the story of her grandfather, who lived through the partition of India and Pakistan and devoted his life to helping people
History in the details: Materials – cotton (part 5)

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