The King Lives on!

The King Lives on!

Elvis Fans, PYMCA, 2005. Today marks the 80th anniversary of the birth of Elvis Presley – the King of Rock and Roll. Born to a modest background in Tupelo, Mississippi, Elvis became one of the biggest selling artists of the […]

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The Troubled History of the Berlin Wall

The Troubled History of the Berlin Wall

  Twenty five years ago one of the most extraordinary barriers ever constructed was torn down by the people it was designed to oppress. The Berlin Wall was built in 1961 to prevent East Germans reaching West Berlin, but to […]

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The 1984 Miners' Strike

The 1984 Miners’ Strike

Thirty years have now gone by since the beginning of the 1984 Miners’ Strike. It remains the bitterest industrial dispute in living memory and marked a turning point in the power relationship between the trade unions and the government; the […]

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Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013

Nelson Mandela 1918 – 2013

The death of Nelson Mandela was announced last night and has triggered a wave of warm reflections on and re-examinations of his life and work. The media has been fascinated by Mandela since the 1960s and we wanted to take […]

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