Tuesday, 22 September 2020

The origins of surnames

 Six years ago I made a video about the origins of English surnames https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3eLf6rXKLw&fbclid=IwAR3rTBUs9XoysvHv0BNueyEE9QNcqPEO10Up6WFD_rdsUKsFs1oYuFpiwOM

Monday, 21 September 2020


 Belize became independent on 21 September 1981 www.localhistories.org/belize.html

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Sunday, 6 September 2020


 Happy birthday, tanks. The first one was built on 6 September 1915. www.localhistories.org/weaponshist.html 

Thursday, 3 September 2020


 In the 19th century, it was common to adulterate foodstuffs by adding cheap substances. Calcium sulphate was added to peppermints. In 1858 a sweet maker in Bradford, England sent somebody to obtain some from a druggist. However, by mistake, the druggist's assistant picked up some arsenic thinking it was calcium sulphate. The arsenic was added to the sweets. As a result, 200 people became seriously ill and 20 died.

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Fire of London

The Fire of London began on 2 September 1666 in a baker's house. It devastated the city. www.localhistories.org/fire.html