We’re back in your ears for a Christmas special of Behind The Headlines of History! All our stories in this episode have a seasonal slant, although perhaps not in the way you’d expect… Take a listen to discover the festive resonance of Brad’s headline: ‘Alleged Mock Marriage’ (from the Western Mail on December 24th, 1890) and to learn about Michala’s tale of ‘A Christmas Day Robbery’ – featuring a rather magnificent coat. (from the Yorkshire Herald and York Herald – 31st December 1887).
For our festive News In Briefs, Brad shares a child’s letter to Santa requesting – amongst other things – a rag monkey and a cinematograph (from The Observer, 26th December 1909), followed by Michala painting a picture of Christmas Day in the workhouse with her article (from the Lancaster Gazette, 29th December, 1888).
All newspaper articles referenced in this episode were sourced on Newspapers.com, with additional research conducted by Brad and Michala using Ancestry and other resources.
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