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In the News: the 1970s By Michael Southwick
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'In the News: the 1970s' takes a look at 18 of the most prominent news stories to hit the headlines during 1970-79 - from a slightly-cynical UK perspective. If you were born before, say, the late... More > 1960s, you should recollect most of the news stories featured herein. You’ll remember them, but recall little in the way of actual detail - well, now's your chance to swot up. Watergate, the Moon landings, decimalisation, joining the Common Market, North Sea Oil, the ever-present threat of the Cold War and the absurdity of the Cod War. And the decade was full of giants: Ali, Amin, Lucan, Pol Pot, the Ripper and Jeremy Thorpe (who?) – plus the shenanigans surrounding lesser lights such as Anthony Blunt and Sid Vicious. Throw in the 1970 World Cup, Bloody Sunday and the world's first Test Tube Baby and we've plenty to get our teeth into. An extensive 1970s 'News Chronology' closes the book.< Less
The Siege & Storming of Newcastle, 1644 By Michael Southwick
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A reprint of the classic 1889 text of the account of the great defining moment in the history of Newcastle-upon-Tyne - subtly amended to make it more palatable to the modern eye. The story, based on... More > eye-witness descriptions, tells of how the Scots tried to take the great Royalist stronghold of the north in the name of Parliament - and of the fight put up by the town's defenders. 40 pages. **65% of royalties to children's charities**< Less
Family & Local History Quiz Book By Mick Southwick
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Test your knowledge on around 700 facts spread over 39 individual quizzes, on subjects such as genealogy, social history, military history, religion, occupations, geography, heraldry and much more -... More > all with a link to that most splendid of national pastimes: family history research. 60 pages of Q&As from BI-Gen blogger, Mick Southwick. And if you don't know some of the answers, well, at least you've learnt something...< Less
Family & Local History Quiz Book By Mick Southwick
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Test your knowledge on around 700 facts spread over 39 individual quizzes, on subjects such as genealogy, social history, military history, religion, occupations, geography, heraldry and much more -... More > all with a link to that most splendid of national pastimes: family history research. 60 pages of Q&As from BI-Gen blogger, Mick Southwick. And if you don't know some of the answers, well, at least you've learnt something...< Less
Dead End Hobby By Mick Southwick
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Oddments from the World of Family History... Unusual & erroneous PR entries; witty MIs; unusual occupations; medical curiosities; sarcastic record entries; appalling living & working... More > conditions; weird traditions; tall stories; coincidences; longevity; strange deaths; last wills, wishes & words; quotes; and other quirks of history. 72 pages of genealogical entertainment and enlightenment from BI-Gen blogger, Mick Southwick.< Less
Dead End Hobby By Mick Southwick
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Oddments from the World of Family History... Unusual & erroneous PR entries; witty MIs; unusual occupations; medical curiosities; sarcastic record entries; appalling living & working... More > conditions; weird traditions; tall stories; coincidences; longevity; strange deaths; last wills, wishes & words; quotes; and other quirks of history. 72 pages of genealogical entertainment and enlightenment from BI-Gen blogger, Mick Southwick.< Less
The Siege & Storming of Newcastle, 1644 By Michael Southwick
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A reprint of the classic 1889 text of the account of the great defining moment in the history of Newcastle-upon-Tyne - subtly amended to make it more palatable to the modern eye. The story, based on... More > eye-witness descriptions, tells of how the Scots tried to take the great Royalist stronghold of the north in the name of Parliament - and of the fight put up by the town's defenders. 40 pages. **65% of royalties to children's charities**< Less
Aspects of North-East History, Volume 1 By Michael Southwick
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A collection of local history articles on the heritage of the North-East of England - from the Scottish border in the north to the Vale of Pickering in the south. Subjects covered include: Capability... More > Brown; Escomb Saxon Church; Middlesbrough's Transporter Bridge; The Lantern of Newcastle's St.Nicholas' Cathedral; Helmsley parish; Penshaw Monument; Description of a Coal Mine; Thomas Bewick; St.Mary's Lighthouse; Dunstanburgh Castle; Catherine Cookson biography; Place-names of the North-East; and potted histories of Haltwhistle, Belsay & Middleton-in-Teesdale. 72 pages.< Less
Aspects of North-East History, Volume 2 By Michael Southwick
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A collection of local history articles on the heritage of the North-East of England - from the Scottish border in the north to Richmond in the south. Subjects covered include: Roseberry Topping; the... More > Hancock Brothers; Wearmouth Bridge; Bamburgh Castle; Ferryhill; Harry Hotspur; Richmond; Wreighill; the Boldon Book; Berwick-on-Tweed; Lindisfarne; the Battle of Heavenfield; Hartlepool's monkey; and potted histories of Crook, Blanchland and Staindrop. 72 pages.< Less
Aspects of North-East History, Volume 2 By Michael Southwick
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A collection of local history articles on the heritage of the North-East of England - from the Scottish border in the north to Richmond in the south. Subjects covered include: Roseberry Topping; the... More > Hancock Brothers; Wearmouth Bridge; Bamburgh Castle; Ferryhill; Harry Hotspur; Richmond; Wreighill; the Boldon Book; Berwick-on-Tweed; Lindisfarne; the Battle of Heavenfield; Hartlepool's monkey; and potted histories of Crook, Blanchland and Staindrop. 72 pages.< Less