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OTD: The Victoria Cross is established

On the 29th of January 1856 Queen Victoria issued the royal warrant that established the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award of the British honours system.  Prior to the 1850s, there was no official standardised system for recognition of … Continue reading

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Warstone Lane Cemetery Birmingham

One of the reasons for visiting Warstone Lane Cemetery in Birmingham was mention of catacombs, and possibly because it was within walking distance of the New Street Station. According to what I read, the catacombs were built into the sides of a gravel pit, … Continue reading

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