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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One week at the Finsbury Park Rainbow, 1977 - Bob Marley & Dolly Parton #happydays

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PIE's Tom O'Carroll writes to The Times from Wandsworth Prison (1982)

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Here's another hat-pin horror story, this from 1897

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Fabulous - classical scholars argue about what to call Thomas Edison's new phonograph (1878)

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Pressing matters on countdown to WW1 - perils of protruding hat-pins on public transport

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Massive sink hole brings down buildings in Cradley Heath, Staffordshire #OnThisDay 1914

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Football bribe shocker - West Brom captain takes £55 to draw against Everton #OnThisDay 1914

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"Capable of being started by the pilot single-handed" - requirements for military aircraft #OnThisDay 1914

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The dangers of cream custard #OnThisDay 1914

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The mind boggles. "Irresistibly comic Stereoscopic Valentine, intended for elderly maiden ladies" 1860

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"Ugly" Valentines - a hideous perversion of the customs of St Valentine, 1911

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It's all over for the tango as new Chinese dance craze conquers Paris #OnThisDay 1914

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"A beastly libel" - Graham Greene's review of Wee Willie Winkie, 1937 http://thetim.es/1dEmA4x #ShirleyTemple

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Hot water bottles for cats? Britain slides inexorably to war #WW1 #OnThisDay 1914

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Causes of the First World War? Not enough butterflies killed in Feb #BadLuck #OnThisDay 1914

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Tube strike a communist plot! (1924)

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Sweets rationing abolished - while stocks last! #OnThisDay 1953

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Rumours by released #OnThisDay 1977. Here's on their "sluggish" Rainbow gig

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"Three Rock 'N Roll Singers Killed" (Big Bopper, Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens) #OnThisDay 1959

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Thames freezes solid - it's party time! #OnThisDay 1814

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