Medieval pilgrim shell tokens and St James’ Way
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2d ago
Explore London’s medieval scallop shell relics, symbolising the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage’s lasting enchantment across centuries ..read more
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Queen Victoria's chatelaine bags
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2d ago
These chatelaine bags, presumably belonging to Queen Victoria, are testimony to Medieval practicality and the skills of Jewish silversmiths ..read more
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Steeped in history: Tea drinking in Britain
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2d ago
From Chinese origins to becoming the UK’s national beverage, the history of tea is deeply entwined with colonial histories of sugar and the East India Company ..read more
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East London and the popularity of gospel choirs
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1M ago
The Jubilee Singers sang for Queen Victoria in 1873, but gospel choirs became popular only in the 1960s. Now they often sing with icons like Madonna ..read more
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Music icons, Soho fashion streets & the Swinging 60s
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3M ago
From The Beatles to The Rolling Stones, and from Carnaby Street to West End, here’s how music and fashion were intrinsically linked in 1960s’ London ..read more
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The 1889 London dockers’ and tailors’ strikes
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3M ago
The success of the 1889 dockers’ and tailors’ strikes in London showed the growing influence of unions, and the power of a unified workforce ..read more
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Disability: A child’s perspective from 1950s’ London
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3M ago
These photos of disabled children in specialist schools in 1950s’ London attempt to fill a crucial gap in documenting our history ..read more
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Bartering at Billingsgate Fish Market: exchanging art for memories
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4M ago
Forty years after moving from central London to Canary Wharf, and with another move out of town on the cards, the fishmongers of Billingsgate Market have many stories to tell ..read more
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Queen Victoria’s handmade presents
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5M ago
From embroidered slippers to a crocheted blanket, the museum has several examples of Queen Victoria’s handiwork ..read more
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British-Bangladeshis and the East End rag trade: a personal story
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5M ago
This story is representative of the many British-Bangladeshis who made London their home, with beginnings in the rag trade ..read more
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