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Some things are rather different about elections in North Islington now compared with 1969, but as this report from the 1969 Islington North by-election shows – not everything. Note in particular the early reference to immigration and housing. Despite the less than flattering portrayal of levels of support for the Conservative candidate, he secured a […]
Found by a researcher in the Pathe vaults, this clip from 1922 shows that 90 years ago, mobile phone technology and music on the move was not only being thought of but being trialled.
Alas, quite why the hippo was in Haringey is not explained.
A great little exploration into a couple of geographical and political curiosities.
It’s the norm in politics, as in many other walks of life, to eulogise figures from the past and lament the supposed end of the truly great individuals. This Conservative leaflet from the 1964 general election, for Roy Wise (Rugby), does show how in one respect past MPs certainly were different: the amount of casework […]
Courtesy of Retronaut comes this photo from the peak of Communism...
CJ Sansom's novel ponders what if Winston Churchill had not become British Prime Minister in 1940? His appointment turned on a small number of face to face conversations involving a handful of people, which makes for a great jumping off point for an alternative history.
Watch how the borders within Europe have changed over the last thousand years.
The question of what political impact Spitting Image really had has been in the news again recently. It’s always been a particularly interesting for former members of the Liberal Party, with many believing that the portrayal of David Steel as being in David Owen’s pocket seriously damaged the party. Not all who believe that think […]
Predictions for what is about to happen to the economic system, or even more narrowly the financial system, are notoriously unreliable, as shown by this newspaper front page from just before the US stock market plunged again in 1929: I took that photo at the Museum of American Finance, which also has a hard copy […]