Nick Baker and the team answer listeners' historical queries and celebrate the way in which we all 'make' history.
5 December 2006
Dylan Winter reports on the pre-fabricated, corrugated iron buildings that were thrown up to meet the demands of a rapidly urbanising society in the nineteenth century and which still survive to this day. Largely used to provide places of worship they are sometimes referred to as ‘tin tabernacles’. The following site about corrugated iron has a useful article on them together with information about the way they were constructed
Richard Daniel reports on the introduction of the coypu (a South American rodent) into East Anglia in the late 1920’s for fur farming; its subsequent escape and the fifty year campaign to eradicate it from the countryside.
Vanessa has presented science and current affairs programmes for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Discovery and has presented for BBC Radio 4 & Five Live and a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph and the Mail on Sunday, Scotsman and Sunday Herald.
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