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A photo of containers used to hold sliced bacon

Independence Day 2015: Bacon tins, suncream, lard and sauce left by US soldiers during World War II

Finds Supervisor Sue Nelson, of Wessex Archaeology, on the remains of World War II mess kitchens found on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire.


A photo of a historic blue jug smashed into lots of little pieces

Museum staff offer special tour to mystery boy who accidentally smashed 221-year-old jug

Staff at Christchurch Museum, in Ipswich, want a four or five-year-old boy to see the restoration of the jug he was upset to have accidentally smashed last summer.


A photo of three women handling archaeological artefacts inside a warehouse

Archaeologists create prehistoric treasure trove of earliest evidence left by humans on Shetland

100,000 archaeological artefacts, including shards of 6,000-year-old pottery, have journeyed home to Shetland to be included in the Recognised Archaeology Collection of Shetland Museum and Archives.

History & Heritage

A photo of a man and woman looking at a display on the history of tennis in a museum

Andy and Kim Murray offer Fred Perry tennis ball to public in aid of cancer hospice which treated fan

Andy Murray says he remains "incredibly grateful" for a unique piece of tennis memorabilia, given to him by fan Gail Sargent and going on show in aid of the hospice which treated her.

Science & Nature

a photo of documents, notebooks and other ephemera

Culture Minister slaps export ban on John Logie Baird TV treasure trove

A treasure trove of materials relating to John Logie Baird’s first-ever transmission of trans-Atlantic television pictures is at risk of being exported unless a UK buyer can be found to match the £78,750 asking price.

Painting & Drawing

a black and white photograph of Pablo Picasso.

'Picasso' painting found in Scottish attic could provide spark for family reunion says finder

As experts from Christie's inspect a Picasso artwork found in an attic its finder says he will use any money it may bring him to track down his Russian relatives.

Military History

a photo of a Spitfire next to a large white building

Restored Spitfire goes on show outside Cabinet War Rooms ahead of its charity sale at Christie's

A rare, restored Mark I Spitfire goes on show outside the Cabinet War Rooms in London's Whitehall this weekend ahead of its auction next week at Christie's in aid of charity.

Curator's Choice

A photo of a stuffed wolf, a deer's head mounted on a wall and a dress on a mannequin

Curator's Choice: A strapless dress, a shark off the Cumbria coast and a beer barrel

Jill Goodfellow, of Tullie House in Carlisle, picks eight exhibits from their What's in Store exhibition - including a Roman shield boss, a strange-looking bottle, herbarium sheets and a fishing net.


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