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A City with Typhoid

Re-issued and updated to coincide with the COVID-19 outbreak. See how our Edwardian forebears coped with an epidemic, drawing on contemporary letters and cards. Like COVID-19, typhoid in the water killed people of all ages and classes. There were heart-warming acts of kindness - and more good deeds 100 years later when a century of clean water was celebrated.

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Searching for Black Swan

Airmen from 50 and 61 Squadrons RAF were in the thick of the Allied bombing campaign in WW2 and suffered more than 2,000 losses. Two members of the Friends of RAF Skellingthorpe tell the story of the squadrons as they search a modern housing estate for remains of their base. Includes WW2 images of the base. .

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Lancaster in a Dutch Canal

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A thousand airmen of WW2 are still missing in The Netherlands where many wartime planes crashed. A huge effort was made to recover one of them - Canadian James Cooper, of 61 Squadron of Britain's Royal Air Force. His Lancaster bomber was shot down in 1942 on a bombing mission to Germany and James had been Missing in Action ever since.

A Tank Unveiled

The men and women, who, during the First World War, invented and built the world's first fighting tanks are remembered at the unveiling of a £100,000 memorial in Lincoln, UK. Descendants of the original pioneers were among those who travelled from all over the world to be present at this Centenary event.

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Mayor-Making

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Enjoy Mayor-making in Lincoln, one of Britain's most ancient cities. A city councillor becomes the latest holder of an office dating from 1206. Outside the Guildhall he is heralded by the Waites – musicians with medieval instruments who keep alive the tradition of the Mayor's band. From “Lincoln’s Stonebow and Guildhall – the Inside Story” – Blow by Blow’s one-hour DVD.

Lancaster in a Dutch Canal

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