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2 January 2008

Wednesday 2 January 2008 11:00-11:30 (Radio 4 FM)


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

The main story in a Penny London Post newspaper from 1749 reports on the 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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