Social history

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Bromley home of UK’s first Indian MP fitted with blue plaque
Dadabhai Naoroji was elected in 1892 and campaigned for reform of British rule in India and women’s rights

Aamna Mohdin Community affairs correspondent

10, Aug, 2022 @4:02 PM

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The vital role of museums in building a strong civic identity | Letters
Letters: Local museums could help regenerate our dying city centres, but they need investment, says Ellen McAdam. Plus Nick Stevenson on the lack of representation of the working classes


04, Jul, 2022 @5:09 PM

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What if a Mars rover landed in Leeds? Peter Mitchell’s best photograph
‘I wanted to give the impression that Nasa’s Mars probes had returned to Earth – and their rovers were now rolling through the streets of Britain taking pictures’

Interview by Chris Broughton

29, Jun, 2022 @1:34 PM

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A monument to Scottish home life: why you should visit Tenement House
Agnes Toward’s beautifully preserved Glasgow flat tells the story of these buildings – not slums but hubs of vibrant communities

Robin McKie

29, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Where to run wild: UK playgrounds and skateparks to visit
From the first play street to a ‘junk playground’, there are many spaces old and new that offer kids the chance to let off steam

Krish Nathaniel

26, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘It’s a joyful space’: National Trust tells story of Birmingham’s Windrush generation
Home from Home exhibition at Back to Backs recreates Caribbean households of 1970s

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

21, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Anarchist, publisher, would-be assassin: exhibition documents life of Stuart Christie
Tribute to the revolutionary thinking of the Glaswegian writer jailed in Spain when a teenager for plotting to blow up Franco

Vanessa Thorpe

12, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Liza Picard obituary
Social historian of London keen to explore the practical details of how people lived in centuries past

Benjamin Buchan

10, Jun, 2022 @2:26 PM

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Mirabelle, Valentine and Serenade: the forgotten teen romance comics that defined an era
One historian is on a mission to track down the titles that stirred the hearts of a generation of British girls

David Barnett

29, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The Tories profited from Labour ‘chaos’ in the 1970s. Can Starmer do the same now? | Andy Beckett
Labour must hammer the message home that these are the worst of times, and pin the blame squarely on Boris Johnson, says Guardian columnist Andy Beckett

Andy Beckett

22, Apr, 2022 @7:00 AM

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A youthquake against Putin seems unlikely. The history of Soviet hippies shows why | Juliane Fürst
They created parallel universes without confronting the political order – although their satirical stance lives on, says Juliane Fürst of the Centre of Contemporary History at Potsdam

Juliane Fürst

01, Apr, 2022 @2:17 PM

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Women’s work in the field – and the pub | Letters
Letters: Prof Jane Whittle sheds light on the historical role of women on farms, while Elizabeth Brett offers a gender-neutral option that’s simpler than ‘ploughperson’


29, Mar, 2022 @4:39 PM

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