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The Daffodil Train

Follow the Great Western Railway from Penzance to Paddington with its ‘perishable’ trains which carried fish and flowers to market from the 1860s, transforming the landscape and fortunes of the temperate Scilly Isles.

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What do the ‘Housing of the Working Classes Act’ of 1885, the Chubb Patent Lock and Safe Company, and a ‘laughing jackass’ have to do with one another? Find out in this short Viewpoint…

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Shacklewell was the first official Quaker school for girls, established by George Fox, the founder of Quakerism, in 1668.