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An Advent Calendar of Vintage Adverts – 25th Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December eleventy-one years ago.


An Advent Calendar of Vintage Adverts – 24th Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December eleventy-one years ago.


An Advent Calendar of Vintage Adverts – 23rd Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December eleventy-one years ago.


The Twelve Monsters of Christmas

Christmas isn't just about a coca-cola marketing gimmick, it has a long and often dark history. Even the kindly St Nick wasn't always the genial character we think of today.


An Advent Calendar of Vintage Adverts – 22nd Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December eleventy-one years ago.


An Advent Calendar of Vintage Adverts – 21st Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December eleventy-one years ago.


1928 — A massive gas explosion rips along Holborn

It's 8 o'clock in the morning, and workers are hurrying along Holborn to their offices and shops, when a mighty explosion ripped up the road.


An Advent Calendar of Vintage Adverts – 20th Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December eleventy-one years ago. Each day I will display an advert from my collection of


An Advent Calendar of Vintage Adverts – 19th Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December eleventy-one years ago.


An Advent Calendar of Vintage Adverts – 18th Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December eleventy-one years ago.


An Advent Calendar of Vintage Adverts – 17th Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December eleventy-one years ago.


An Advent Calendar of Vintage Adverts – 16th Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December eleventy-one years ago.


The short-lived experiment with rubber tires on railways

For all their design innovations, railways still retain one fundamental weakness -- they put metal wheels onto metal tracks.


An Advent Calendar of Vintage Adverts – 15th Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December eleventy-one years ago.


An Advent Calendar of Vintage Adverts – 14th Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December eleventy-one years ago.