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‘Where the People Boat’ – A Look at the History of the Boating Lake

In May 1905, The Sphere reports how ‘A remarkable scene may be witnessed any Sunday on the big lake at Battersea Park where the people boat.’ And in the early twentieth century, this scene could be found at boating lakes in cities and towns across the country, providing in particular the working classes with leisure opportunities previously unknown to them. In this special blog, using articles and illustrations all to be found within the British Newspaper Archive, we are going to take

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week on The Archive we are delighted to bring to you nearly 160 years’ worth of updates, with 10,876 new pages having joined us over the past seven days. From specialist titles to regional ones, covering the south west and north west of England, as well as Scotland, this week’s updates cover a wide range of historical headlines from the distant and not-so distant past. Register now and explore the Archive We have updates this week to one of our

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