This unassuming clear mint had one of the most bizarre taxidermy-based advertising campaigns of the 20th century.
In 1971, two young boys were digging in the back garden of their family home in Hexham. Deep in the soil, they unearthed two small stone, carved heads which they immediately brought into the house...
On 12th December 1978, Roman Wardas, a 24-year old Polish refugee took to the stand in Switzerland, accused of stealing Chaplin’s body.
Sitting like miniature residences between the headstones, these doll’s house graves are a striking example of non-traditional funerary art and changing ideas of grief, innocence, personalisation and burial.
In 1996, Japanese toy designers Aki Maita and Yokoi Akihiro debuted the first ever Tamagotchi.
In 1940, psychical investigator and ghost hunter Harry Price produced an account of his stays and studies at Borley Rectory. The book was called ‘The Most Haunted House in England.’ And for a time, the Price was right.
Ernest was a country boy, raised in the fields of Derbyshire, before finding love, achieving a very modern job and dying far too young.
Professor Thomas Lynn Bradford died on February 5th, 1921. Afterwards, the world waited for his message.
Fire Constable Arthur Wale lost his life aged 46 in the Derham Boot Factory fire of 1906...
Cardboard fans, whether folding or attached to a handle, were a particularly popular means of advertisement from the 1920s-60s.