Once, it was Norfolk crackers that were an essential part of Christmas for families across the country and beyond. Trevor Heaton looks at some of the most nostalgic items in the Peter Kimpton Collection. Famously, it was the Victorians who provided many of the Christmas traditions that we still follow today. And one of the most enduring is the Chrismas cracker. It was a confectioner’s apprentice, Tom Smith, who first had the idea, in 1847, of combining a ‘banger’ mechanism with a bon-bon wrapper.
As you open the pages of this new book you step into some of the finest homes in Norwich and meet the people who lived there. Men and women, boys and girls, who have helped to shape the 21st-century city. Derek James visits Bracondale. For most of us it is just a road...and when we stop, usually to wait for the lights to change, we get a glimpse of some of the houses which line one of the busiest gateways to Norwich.... Bracondale.
Collectables: Mike Hicks on a rarity of the Matchbox range. The story of Matchbox Toys is a fascinating one. From a very humble beginning in a derelict pub in north London, two Mr Smiths and a Mr Odell started producing die-cast items, originally for industry but they soon turned their hand to producing toys.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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