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date: 08 Oct
Robert Stephenson’s Locomotive, The Rocket, wins the Rainhill Trials   -  8th October 1829  -       The Stephenson family will be forever remembered as one of the key railway families in our Island’s history. George Stephenson is even known as the...
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  • 19th Century
  • Inventors
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Free to view Exclusive FREE video on sport in the Victorian times
date: 09 Jul
The First Wimbledon Championships      -  July 9th 1877  -     The very first championships held by the All England Club, Wimbledon, were about as far removed from today’s version as one could possibly imagine. The only similarity was the rain delay...
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  • 19th Century
  • Sport
  • This week in history
  • Victorians
Free to view Exclusive FREE video on crime & punishment in Victorian times
date: 19 Jun
The Establishment of the London Metropolitan Police   -  June 19th 1829  -       Glasgow had one from 1800. Ireland had the newly established Royal Irish Constabulary. Local authorities had always been in charge of law and order in England but it...
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  • 19th Century
  • This week in history
  • Victorians
date: 18 Mar 2019
The Sentencing of the Tolpuddle Martyrs      -  19thMarch 1834  -     The wages for farm labourers was falling. The average wage was 10 shillings a week but in Dorset, and in the village of Tolpuddle, this had fallen to 7 with further cuts on the...
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  • 19th Century
  • Politics
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Free to view Exclusive FREE video on Football in the Victorian times
date: 16 Mar
1stFootball Association Challenge Cup Final   Kennington Oval   Wanderers 1 Royal Engineers 0        -  16thMarch 1872  -      At a meeting in the offices of the Sportsman in London on 20thJuly 1871 a proposal by Charles Alcock, the honorary...
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  • 19th Century
  • Football
  • Sport
  • This week in history
  • Victorians