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History Snippets December 2021

December 1st, 2021|Categories: History Snippets|

Christmas History Snippets Gold_aureus coin_of_Augustus (c) Joseph H Durkee (1899) Turkey Titbits:  During Christmas 1945, many British newspapers carried references to the unusual treasure trove discovered by a Murcian cook, during [...]

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History Snippets November 2021

November 1st, 2021|Categories: History Snippets|

In Remembrance of Horace Acomb Great Southern Spain Railway Company personnel at Lorca Station (photo by Gustavo Gillman) It is a sobering thought to reflect upon during this month of Remembrance, [...]

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History Snippets October 2021

October 1st, 2021|Categories: History Snippets|

Murcian Halloween Horrors With Halloween arriving at the end of the month, (similar to the Spanish El Dia de las Muertos, which launches a three-day festival/celebration throughout much of the Hispanic [...]

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History Snippets September 2021

September 1st, 2021|Categories: History Snippets|

Murcian Matadors: Women of the Bullring. Ernest Hemingway in Spain, 1927 (with a bull) The great American novelist, Ernest Hemingway, had a considerable passion for Spanish bullfighting, which he saw as [...]

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History Snippets August 2021

August 1st, 2021|Categories: History Snippets|

Ice Ice Baby In February 1935, a tiny baby girl was found abandoned amongst a load of fresh fish, in a fish ice-box, at an unnamed location (probably in the environs [...]

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History Snippets July 2021

July 1st, 2021|Categories: History Snippets|

Spain and the Beautiful Game On 6th August 1927, the Aberdeen Press and Journal published an article on the rise of ‘futbol’ in Spain. The piece was written by an unnamed [...]

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