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#ForgottenFriday – ASDIC

ASDIC is said by some to stand for Anti-Submarine Detection Investigation Committee A Cover Up! It was a cover name for highly secret work by the Anti-Submarine Division of the British Admiralty during the First World War that aimed to improve the techniques for...

Best Educational Day Out… AGAIN!

Eden Camp Modern History Museum is proud to announce they have won “Best Educational Day Out 2022” for the SME Northern Enterprise Awards for the second year in a row! The Northern Enterprise Awards celebrates the industriousness and the dedication of the businesses...

#ForgottenFriday – A WW2 Christmas

In today’s #ForgottenFriday we are looking into a World War Two Christmas, and what may have been typical at the time! Imports Britain was at war and supplies were becoming scarce. The ships of the Merchant Navy were under attack from German U-Boats at sea and...
#ForgottenFriday – Operation Pied Piper

#ForgottenFriday – Operation Pied Piper

With the start of the Second World War came Operation Pied Piper. This was the plan to evacuate civilians from cities and other areas that were at high risk of being bombed or becoming a battlefield in the event of an invasion. The country was split into three types...
History of “Mother” – our M50 Sherman

History of “Mother” – our M50 Sherman

A brief history of our M50 Sherman Tank – “MOTHER” – from 1942 to 2019 1942 (original specification) Using Mother’s serial number, 16565, we can positively identify her as a M4A4 Sherman built by Chrysler in November 1942 at the Chrysler Defence Arsenal....