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Help me understand the British Political System

An American friend asked me today, the day after the 2019 UK General Election: I think it might be useful to explain some background to our archaic system of Government. Great Britain traces its system of legislature back to William … Continue reading

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Industrial Archaeology

Archeologists have discovered a waggonway which dates back to 1780 underneath the demolished offices of a shipyard on the river Tyne. In the summer of 2013, thirty metres of waggonway were unearthed some of which was having to be kept … Continue reading

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