2017 Gift of the Year

Posted in Historic Newspapers Explore by Decade by Raquel Edwards

Historic Newspapers is currently celebrating a mammoth achievement after hearing about the results of the 2017 Gift of the Year Awards. In 2016, this event enticed only 140 gifting companies. In 2017, it has been one of the biggest award ceremonies yet, with nearly double the number of entries and, ultimately double the number of competition. Read more...

1990s Recipes and More from Newspapers

Posted in Explore by Decade 1990s by Raquel Edwards

The 90s were a decade like no other. It combined 60s freedom, 70s political gloom mixed with serious distrust and 80s youth culture personified. The societal shifts in Britain acted like tectonic plates prompted by marginally tolerable leading figures at a stretch, in the form or John Major and Tony Blair. Read more...

1980s Recipes and More from Newspapers

Posted in Explore by Decade 1980s by Raquel Edwards

It’s easy to overlook the 80s; remembered through shoulder pads, Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding, and Hollywood. Nothing changed Britain more in 10 years than the jump to the 80s. It was ‘the Birth of Modern Britain’; a decade of ambition and anarchy; challenges and individuality; where out of the chaos came creativity and greed. Read more...

1970s Recipes and More from Newspapers

Posted in Explore by Decade 1970s by Raquel Edwards

The 1970s – blink and you’ll miss it. It was a difficult period for Britain, remembered as one of the worst decades of economical and political disquiet – the ‘sick man of Europe’ or ‘the Winter of Discontent’ to name some of the anecdotes to describe the decade.  Read more...

1960s Recipes and More from Newspapers

Posted in Explore by Decade 1960s by Raquel Edwards

If there was a decade warped by change in just a few short years, the 60s qualifies as a Technicolor world of opportunity. It was out with Dickens’ ‘bleak London’, in with a rampant spell of 'swinging sixties' and the promise of revolution. Finally free of conscription, teens were allowed to have a childhood. Society, especially the younger generation, were liberated from the repercussions of war. Britain welcomed a new kind of self-awareness and spread its arms wide open to mass consumerism. Read more...

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Beatrix Potter

Posted in Historic Newspapers by Raquel Edwards

Paying homage to her memory, Historic Newspapers has released a Beatrix Potter Box Set, boasting stunning collectables for any Beatrix Potter fan. This stunning Beatrix Potter Collection especially contains the Royal Mint 150th Anniversary Beatrix Potter 50p Coin, to celebrate the life of this gifted author. Read more...

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