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Did flying heroine Amy Johnson visit Scarborough? Coffee shop owners appeal for help over mystery photograph

Could pioneering aviator and feminist icon Amy Johnson have visited Scarborough?

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Marketing that broke the mould: General Post Office puts vintage posters up for sale

An auction of vintage Post Office posters will provide funds for a new museum highlighting five centuries of social, communication and design history behind the postal service.

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“At what altitude did you have your baby?” National Museum of Flight seeks mothers who gave birth midflight

The National Museum of Flight wants to interview mothers who gave birth in-flight to mark the contribution of the Scottish Air Ambulance Service.

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Of time and the railway: Robert Davies' meditative film travels across the West Midlands and Wales

Of time and the Railway, Robert Davies' meditative film about the railway line and the landscape between Birmingham and Aberystwyth, is travelling to venues across Wales and the West Midlands.

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Pete Waterman to put £1 million model railway collection on sale in Mayfair

Putting a tenth of his collection, assembled since the 1960s, on sale in London, the pop purveyor says he sees the replicas as works of art and expects the proceeds to secure the future of his......

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Control centre where plans for Titanic were drawn up to be turned into boutique Belfast hotel

The Titanic Foundation has won £4.9 million in Heritage Lottery Fund backing for its plans to turn the vacant Harland and Wolff headquarters into a commercially viable hotel.

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The UK's last surviving Steam Tug-Tender to be restored and opened to public

The Heritage Lottery Fund have awarded £3.8million to restore and open to the public the historic vessel the Daniel Adamson, the last-surviving Steam Tug-Tender in the UK.

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The UK's oldest surviving yacht prepares to emerge from its subterranean home

A precious yacht which had lain undiscovered in a cellar on the Isle of Man for over a century is about to be gently craned from its subterranean home for essential conservation work.

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Fireman on Winston Churchill's funeral locomotive praises restoration ahead of anniversary

James Lester, the fireman on the train which carried Winston Churchill's coffin on January 30 1965, has helped the National Railway Museum prepare the locomotive for a new display.

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