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Jacobites resources in The National Archives - 1715

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This collection brings together a range of materials which allow students and teachers to develop their own questions and lines of historical enquiry on the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715.

Jacobite resources in The National Archives - 1745

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This collection brings together a range of materials which allow students and teachers to develop their own questions and lines of historical enquiry on the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745.

The East Lancashire Regiment

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A drawing of Drummer Spencer John Bent, known as 'Joe', of the East Lancashire Regiment, with accompanying text, showing one of the courageous acts which led to the award of the Victoria Cross. The text includes a direct quotation from Drummer Bent,…

At Parades: Lord Kitchener at Liverpool and Manchester

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Three photographs and accompanying text, which includes a reference to dock strikes in Liverpool

'Lancashire is Delivering the Goods': munitions in the Manchester District - shell-production

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Drawing of munitions production in Manchester and nearby locations, with a short discussion

"Cottonopolis" a Vulcan's Forge: A Manchester War Foundry

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Drawing of munitions production at the British Westlinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company's premises, with a short discussion.

Potato riots in Maryport

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An audio account of the Maryport Potato Riots of 1917, which contributed to the introduction of rationing in 1918.

Gretna Tavern, Cumbria: Curbing Wartime Drunkenness

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An audio account of the purchase and running of the Gretna Tavern on Lowther Street, Carlisle, which was the first establishment to be opened under the Central Control Board reforms.

'Ice crime' in Carlisle

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An audio account of the breakdown in public order attributed to unsupervised young people frequenting ice cream parlours in Carlisle, and the response which included opening youth clubs. It is noted that employment of women in nearby munitions…

Entrance to the tunnel of the Liverpool & Manchester rail-way, Edge-Hill

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Wapping or Edge Hill Tunnel was constructed to enable goods services to operate between Liverpool docks and Manchester, as part of the planned Liverpool and Manchester Railway. It is said to be the first tunnel in the world to be bored under a city.…