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DIY History

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DIY History

History comes to life when you get involved and do it yourself. In this DIY section we show you how to get hands on with the history around us. You do not need fancy equipment to try these activities. Everything required is a household item or cheaply available in shops.

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Drop Dead Gorgeous – Part II

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Drop Dead Gorgeous – Part II

by Jess Dyde

It seems strange nowadays, in this world of a “healthy tan’ that pale skin was once so much admired. Like so many things in fashion, it comes from a statement of affluence, and status. In times gone by, the poor usually worked out of doors, and had a tanned face, hands and arms whether they liked it or not, so a pale skin was a sign of wealth and high class. To be pale meant you didn’t have to work for your living. Ladies who had to go outside in the sun, for example to a garden party, would carry a parasol, and make sure they wore shady hats and high necked dresses, to keep the face and neck as white as possible, and avoid the dreaded freckles.

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History of Glass Making

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History of Glass Making

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Drop Dead Gorgeous – Part I

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Drop Dead Gorgeous – Part I

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The English Pleasure Garden 1660-18

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The English Pleasure Garden 1660-1860 by Sarah Jane Downing

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Unusual Sources by Jess Dyde

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Unusual Sources by Jess Dyde

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Candle-making by Jess Dyde

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Candle-making by Jess Dyde

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A Dyeing Art – By Jess Dyde

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A Dyeing Art – By Jess Dyde

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Hartlepool – a brief history

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Hartlepool – a brief history

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