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    In the May issue of Best of British….

    BoB224Mar115

    Features

    Nul Points… – the UK’s early Eurovision entries
    Railway Posters – Michael Palin picks his favourites
    Caravanning in the 1960s
    The Longwick Buds of May – May Day traditions
    Winston’s Scientific Wonders – a new exhibition
    Waterloo Sunset – human stories from the Battle of Waterloo
    The Peak of Ambition – 150 years of British mountaineering
    Britain’s Steam Supergiant – the LNER’s ‘Wath Banker’ locomotive
    Danger BBC – troubles with Triffids and Frank Spencer
    Courtly Romance – 500 years of Hampton Court Palace
    A Slice of History – the family who gave the film industry its daily bread
    Priority Telegram – wartime for the GPO’s messenger boys
    Odd Ball and the Sunshine Miners – Leeds’ unusual monument
    Postcard from Oxfordshire
    “This Green Plot Shall be our Stage…” outdoor theatres
    Springing From Poverty – the novelist Howard Spring
    A King Rediscovered – the reburial of Richard III
    The Linking of the Lancasters – wartime bombers reunited
    Motorsport for the Masses – a history of motor racing at Crystal Palace
    Steaming Into History – SS Avalon, one of the last steam-powered ferries
    Plastic Fantastic – teen fashion dolls
    Newtown – Rotten Borough, Beautiful Village…

    Plus…

    …regular features including Yesterday Remembered, Gardening, Bookshelf, Food and Drink.

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