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The Penny London Post, April 27, 1749

Tuesday 24 June 2008 21:30-21:58 (Radio 4 FM)


Peter Snow presents a history series in which the stories are provided by archive newspapers.

Royal Fireworks in London's Green Park. Famed for Handel's colourful music, this massive event had everything to do with political spin and featured a huge number of extraordinarily varied fireworks. A blaze broke out on site, giving the new fire engines of the day the chance to shine.






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