Rose Wild

@TimesArchive

I'm the Archive Editor of The Times, digging up bits of weird history from 1785 to the present day

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In some streets nearly every house was represented on board the Titanic - terrible scenes in Southampton

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I know how this bloke feels. Bring on the tonic wine!

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Wapping swarming with plague-carrying rats. No cause for alarm though

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Eek! Plague in our manor - the last outbreak in England 1911

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This is what happens next - it's a cautionary tale (not at all relevant to anyone we know)

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Scolding no longer a crime (1879). No more cucking stool. I said CUCKING

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Remind you of anyone?

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The first Australian joke?

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All things considered, I think I would have called the wedding off

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Davy Crockett & Jim Bowie die in Battle of the Alamo - and Bishop of London has a tummy ache #otd 1836

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Winston Churchill gave his Iron Curtain speech #otd 1946 - but who did he pinch the phrase from?

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Sparrows are innocent, OK Hitler's feathered friends indeed!

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Queen Victoria's would-be assassin fought off by Eton boy with umbrella #otd 1882

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Macaroni plague risk! A health warning from Naples (1884)

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Singapore 1942 - how The Times broke the news

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Old Maids' comforts, the largest, cheapest and choicest Valentines, exquisite designs (1863)

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A modern abomination - the Ugly Valentine! (1911)

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And don't forget the horses! Ring bell when going round corners (1891) #cyclesafe

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The Times and New York Times go to war over the Beatles - are they diatonic or pandiatonic?

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Vicar run over by bicycle, Hornsey, 1878 #cyclesafe

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