The London Mint Office has launched an appeal to find the living descendants of the two Cornishmen who discovered the ‘Welcome Stranger’ i n Australia, the largest Gold nugget ever found. In 1869, John Deason – born on the Isles of Scilly before moving to Pendeen – and Richard Oates – also from Pendeen – discovered the ‘Welcome Stranger’ Gold...
On July 20 th 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the surface of the moon. This event was not in isolation. The Moon Landing was a culmination of a series of a events, decades of hard work and even political subterfuge, that was essentially a competition between two world superpowers – the US and the...
One dark night, miserable silver-tongued Jack, who was full of mischief and trickery, ran into the Devil himself! The Devil told Jack that he had come for his soul, for all his evil deeds he had done over the years. Jack asked the Devil if they could go to the tavern for one last drink before they departed for hell. The Devil agreed, disguised...
“ See a penny, pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck. “ 23rd of May marks lucky penny day, but do you know why people think pennies are lucky? Well one theory is that ancient civilizations believed metals such as copper were gifts from the gods that would protect them from evil. Here are a few superstitions you may not know about...
Here are 10 Churchill Facts you may not have known:
Each year when December arrives the world has its many traditions, such decorating trees, hanging stockings, sending cards and much more! But where did it all begin? Why do we decorate trees? Eat mince pies? And sing carols? Below we talk about some of your most popular Christmas traditions and where they started… Saint Nicholas of Myra Santa...
Wherever you go in the world you will find traditions associated with Christmas, from decorating trees and hanging stockings to sending cards and munching mince pies. We all have our favourite traditions. Here is part II of our Christmas Traditions blog, taking a closer look at the history behind some of the most popular things that we do at this...
Wherever you go in the world you will find traditions associated with Christmas, from decorating trees and hanging stockings to sending cards and munching mince pies. We all have our favourite traditions. Here is part II of our Christmas Traditions blog, taking a closer look at the history behind some of the most popular things that we do at this...
Gary Oldman is well known for his many roles in movies such as Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Harry Potter as well as Batman and many more. He recently took on his recent role as Britain’s legendary Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill in the Oscar winning film ‘Darkest hour’. Sir Winston Churchill was one of the influential leaders that lead Britain...
Today marks 250 years since the birth of the First Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley . Known for his triumph over Napoleon in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, he is considered a British Military Hero. But here are 10 things you may not have known about the First Duke of Wellington. Is today actually the Dukes Birthday? We don’t know exactly...

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