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Join Adrian and Dave for the launch of season 2 of the BIG Detecting show, with guest Mark Lawson, YouTube's Marky Mark gone detecting and also reviews of the Rodney Cook memorial Rally and Detectival 2021 ... See MoreSee Less
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On This Day in UK History,. 16th September1387 King Henry V was born at Monmouth Castle. He went on to win the Battle of Agincourt against the French on St Crispin’s Day.See photo of Henry V (1413-1422), Groat, 3.60g., 26mm, London mint, Class Cb, type 2, Normal bust, m.m. Pierced Cross, crowned facing bust of king, mullet on right breast, +HENRIC REX ANGLIE FRANC, rev., long cross pattée with trefoil of pellets in each angle, CIVITAS LONDON, (N.1387b; S.1765), good very fine.1400 Owain Glyndŵr, Welsh ruler and the last native Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales, instigated the Welsh Revolt against the rule of Henry IV of England. This statue of Owain Glyndŵr (see picture) was unveiled in Corwen, the town where he was born, on 13th September 2007.1485 Yeomen Warders, the bodyguard of the English Crown - popularly known as 'Beefeaters' - was established by King Henry VII. Yeoman Warders work full time at the Tower of London. They are retired from the Armed Forces, have at least 22 years of service and must also hold the Long Service and Good Conduct medal. Additional note from Dave Phillips - "Yeomen of the Guard work at St. James' Palace on a voluntary basis, around 10 days a year and are often incorrectly referred to as Beefeaters."1701 James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the 'Old Pretender', became the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland.1785 Birth of Thomas Barnes, editor of The Times. Barnes took over the editorship in 1817 and did much to improve it. The newspaper was nicknamed ‘the Thunderer’ because of the forcefulness of its content.1847 The United Shakespeare Company bought the house in which playwright William Shakespeare was born at Stratford Upon Avon in Warwickshire for £3,000. See picture. It became the first building in Britain to be officially preserved.1859 British explorer Dr. David Livingstone discovered Lake Nyasa - now Lake Malawi, in central Africa. He was from humble beginnings and was born in Blantyre, eight miles south east of Glasgow. His mother, father and four brothers and sisters lived in a single room in a tenement known as Shuttle Row (see picture), which they shared with 23 other families. Shuttle Row (see picture) is now part of the David Livingstone Centre.1861 The Post Office Savings Banks opened in Britain.1888 Walter Bentley, British car designer, was born.1915 The opening of Britain’s first Women’s Institute, (regularly referred to as simply the WI) at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Anglesey, Wales. See picture of the Llanfair PG sign. Its two aims were to revitalise rural communities and to encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. It is now the largest women’s voluntary organisation in the UK.Information gathered from the following sources..www.vcoins.com/www.beautifulbritain.co.uk/Compiled and posted from Kent, UK. ... See MoreSee Less
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On This Day in UK History. 15th September.1830 George Stephenson's Manchester and Liverpool railway opened. During the ceremony, William Huskisson, MP, became the first person to be killed by a train when he crossed the track to shake hands with the Duke of Wellington. Stephenson was from humble beginnings and was illiterate until the age of 18. The entire family lived in just one room (see picture) at a house at Wylam. The house (see picture) was shared with three other families.See photo of William IV (1830-37), silver Groat, 1836, bare head right, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GUIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D: rev. Britannia seated right with trident and shield, date in exergue, FOUR PENCE legend surrounding, weight 1.88g (Bull 2515; ESC 1918; Davies 380; S.3837). Lightly toned, just a couple of tiny spots, good extremely fine.The Latin legend translates as "William the Fourth by the grace of God, King of the Britons, Defender of the Faith." 1859 The death of the engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. He was involved in dock design, railway engineering and marine engineering. He built the SS Great Western in 1837, SS Great Britain (see picture) in 1843 & SS Great Eastern in 1858, each the largest in the world at launch date.1871 The first British-based international mail order business was begun by the Army and Navy Co-operative. They published their first catalogue in February 1872.1890 Agatha Christie, English detective novelist was born.1901 The birth of Sir Donald Bailey, English civil engineer who invented the Bailey bridge, a wood and steel bridge small and light enough to be carried in trucks and lifted into place by hand, yet strong enough to carry tanks. Field Marshal Montgomery is recorded as saying that without the Bailey bridge, we would not have won the war.1916 Military tanks, designed by Ernest Swinton, were first used by the British Army, in the Somme offensive.Information gathered from various sources including..www.vcoins.com/www.beautifulbritain.co.uk/Compiled and posted from Kent, UK. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are super pleased to announce that thanks to the support of our sponsors, attendees and the amazing Detectival team we have managed to raise a fantastic amount of money for a very worthy cause Designability£10,481,02 raised over the Detectival weekend. Thank you everyone from all the Detectival team ... See MoreSee Less
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