SOLIHULL REMEMBERS: Special exhibition on town’s World War soldiers launched

Solihull – VIJAY SHAH via DAVID IRWIN and BirminghamLive The central England town of Solihull, which lies close to the major city of Birmingham, has launched a World War I historical exhibition to commemorate the locals who gave their lives and who fought gallantly in the ‘Great War’, which saw its centenary last year. The exhibition will feature tales of an underage soldier, a recipient of the Victoria Cross, and two soldier siblings who perished within two hours of each other on the gloomy battlefields of continental Europe. An under-age soldier, Victoria Cross winner and 2 brothers who died within … Continue reading SOLIHULL REMEMBERS: Special exhibition on town’s World War soldiers launched

AKTSIZNAYA MARKA: The online tax stamps collection of Andrey Vasiunin

If you live in a European, African, Asian or South American country, and are a smoker or know smokers, you may have noticed fancy little labels stuck onto the cigarette boxes or other tobacco products you encounter. Attached like a stamp on an envelope but with the ornate designs and security features of paper money, these little slips of intricacy are neither truly stamps or banknotes. They are in fact cigarette and tobacco tax stamps, a method of collecting taxes by governments. While most countries and territories levy tax on goods such as tobacco and alcohol – the so-called ‘sin … Continue reading AKTSIZNAYA MARKA: The online tax stamps collection of Andrey Vasiunin

PHOTO MOMENT: Grenada underwater slavery memorial

An underwater memorial to the victims of the Atlantic slave trade, situated off the coast of the Caribbean island of Grenada. It pays respects to the thousands of people abducted from Africa to be enslaved in the Americas who were thrown overboard to perish in the Atlantic Ocean after becoming sick or rebelling. These sombre heads with their eyes closed in peace form part of the Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park, the world’s first sea-based sculpture gallery and a poignant reminder of when it was considered acceptable to trade in our fellow humans. Made available via Sunshine Su. SOURCES: A Higher … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Grenada underwater slavery memorial