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25 years of freedom

25 years of freedom

25 years of freedom

A quarter of a century as an independent county is being celebrated in Rutland today.


Preparing for the Queen's diamond visit in our archives

Preparing for the Queen's diamond visit in our archives

Preparing for the Queen's diamond visit in our archives

Preparations were being made for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and an upcoming visit, as we take a look into the Mercury archives this week.


Old hotel reveals its bygone secrets

Old hotel reveals its bygone secrets

Old hotel reveals its bygone secrets

Artefacts and momentoes found during building work at the former Stamford Hotel have uncovered a tantalising glimpse into the past.


A trip down memory lane

A trip down memory lane

A trip down memory lane

A lady cyclist’s mishap, a child falling in a well and plans for bingo are among the stories in Mercury Memories.


Delve into the past with Mercury Memories

Delve into the past with Mercury Memories

Delve into the past with Mercury Memories

From a fight against a controversial chicken farm to a horse and cart accident, delve into the past.


Dive into the deep archives of the Mercury

Dive into the deep archives of the Mercury

Dive into the deep archives of the Mercury

A campaign to save day centre services and Stamford's new skatepark are among the stories in this week's Mercury Memories.


Delve into the past

Delve into the past

Delve into the past

A visit from the Queen, tears shed over a tree and robbers making off without booty, Mercury Memories explores the past.


Ted turns back time in photo

Ted turns back time in photo

Ted turns back time in photo

A fun-loving 92-year-old who was at school during the Second World War has re-enacted a pose first captured 80 years earlier.


A trip down Memory Lane

A trip down Memory Lane

A trip down Memory Lane

A labourer tripping while loading faggots a miners' strike causing a coal shortage and a train going off the rails.


A stroll down memory lane

A stroll down memory lane

A stroll down memory lane

The panic buying of candles, a sewage pumping station exploding and ruffians being hit with whip.


Help is on hand at the library to find out who you really are

Help is on hand at the library to find out who you really are

Help is on hand at the library to find out who you really are

Discovering you descend from a long line of French aristocrats sounds like the stuff of BBC One’s ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’


Book explores history of town's fairs

Book explores history of town's fairs

Book explores history of town's fairs

A new book takes an in-depth look at how Stamford has let its hair down through the ages and traces the origins of one our most popular fairs.


A delve into the long archives of the Mercury

A delve into the long archives of the Mercury

A delve into the long archives of the Mercury

A demonstration against radioactive waste plans and a proposal to upgrade Rutland Water are among the stories in our Mercury Memories archive.


Meet Harry - the man who photographed Tutankhamun

Meet Harry - the man who photographed Tutankhamun

Meet Harry - the man who photographed Tutankhamun

A century ago, Stamford photographer Harry Burton was at the centre of a global news event which went down in history - here is his incredible story.


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