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BOMBAY TO BATTERSEA: SHAPURJI SAKLATVALA – A POLITICAN LIKE NO OTHER

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Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs National Portrait Gallery To mark South Asian Heritage Month, here’s a profile of Shapurji Saklatvala, a pioneering British Parliamentarian of Indian birth. Prepare to be enlightened about The Man, The Myth, The Marxist. This blog was …

Haunted Glass and Hidden History – details from our photographic collections

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Learn more about the Parliamentary Archives photograph collection and the secrets hidden in them. This blog was written by Simon Barnes and Tim Banting, Heritage Photographers in the Parliamentary Archives The UK Parliament recently shared a photograph from our collections, …

A MAN LIKE MANNY

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Emanuel Shinwell: Politician, Peer, Pugilist In the first of our series on the history of Jewish MPs we chronicle the ‘nine lives’ of Manny Shinwell. This blog was written by Richard Ward, Assistant Archives Officer. You know you’ve made it …

BROADCASTING BIG BEN

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This blog article was written by Nicole Hartland, Archive Assistant (Graduate Trainee).  The sound of Big Ben is iconic. Big Ben (rings the note of E) and the four quarter bells (ring G sharp, F sharp, E, and B) sound …