A Timeline of Portugal

By Tim Lambert 30,000 BC Stone Age hunters live in Portugal 5,000 BC Farming is introduced to Portugal 2,000 BC Bronze is introduced into Portugal 700 BC Celts enter Portugal bringing iron with them. Meanwhile, the Phoenicians trade with Portugal. 600 BC The Greeks trade with Portugal 210 BC The Romans invade the Iberian Peninsula… Continue reading A Timeline of Portugal

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Traversing the Heartland’s Historical Tapestry: A Cultural Odyssey

Kansas, a state often celebrated for its quintessential American landscape and rich historical tapestry, invites visitors on a cultural odyssey like no other. From the rolling prairies to the bustling cities, the state harbors a plethora of sites that narrate the complex history and vibrant culture of the American heartland. This journey is not just… Continue reading Traversing the Heartland’s Historical Tapestry: A Cultural Odyssey

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Wagering and the Sport of Kings: A History of Horse Race Betting

From bookies taking wagers at the track to online racebooks and mobile casino apps, see how the quest to divine winners has evolved alongside the Sport of Kings. Since racing’s beginnings, adventurous types have sought an edge in predicting results. Legal and social acceptance expanded wagering’s role through modern times. Now technology affords new ways… Continue reading Wagering and the Sport of Kings: A History of Horse Race Betting

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An Unsolved Murder in Portsmouth, 1923

By Tim Lambert An unsolved murder happened in Portsea, Portsmouth in 1923. The victim was Mary Frances Pelham, aged 37. According to newspaper reports she was born in ‘the north of England’. During the First World War, she moved to Brighton and later to Portsmouth. She was separated from her husband. Mary was a kind… Continue reading An Unsolved Murder in Portsmouth, 1923

Does Vietnam have Horse Racing?

Absolutely, Vietnam does have horse racing, and it’s not just a mere pastime—it’s a tradition with roots that stretch back into the annals of history, evolving over time with a hint of modern flair. When it comes to horse racing, Vietnam isn’t the first place that comes to mind, right? But you’d be surprised at… Continue reading Does Vietnam have Horse Racing?

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The Sport of Kings Goes On: British Horse Racing Today

Horse racing has captivated the British public for centuries. Read on to learn where the major events are held now and how to know what race is on tomorrow. Britain’s love of horse racing is centuries old. Images of thundering hooves and cheering crowds stir the imagination. The “sport of kings” saw its first official… Continue reading The Sport of Kings Goes On: British Horse Racing Today

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My Pictures of Frome

By Tim Lambert Frome is a very interesting town in Somerset. It has a rich history and has many attractive old buildings. A fountain in Frome Boyle Cross Some colourful tiles A colourful postbox in Frome A pub in Frome Frome Town Hall Memorial Theatre A history of Frome

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A Brief History Of Gambling In Australia

How did gambling become inseparable from Australian life? Look no further to explore the history of gambling in Australia, from indigenous traditions to the height of internet betting.  This narrative traces the evolution of gambling practices, highlights cultural influences, and considers the future amidst rising technological trends and regulatory challenges. Dice and Dreamtime: The Indigenous… Continue reading A Brief History Of Gambling In Australia

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