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    @UKParlArchives - 26/06/2023

    In June 1959, a NATO conference marked its 10-year anniversary with many events planned. This included the delegates being taken to see the theatre production of My Fair Lady featuring star Julie Andrews. Here is the programme from that performance. #TowerRetro https://t.co/OjMetG4omZ

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    @UKParlArchives - 23/06/2023

    The @natpoetrylib's current exhibition, ‘Poets in Vogue’, looks at the works and fashions of 7 women poets, including Stevie Smith. So from our Beaverbrook collection, this book review which was written by Smith for the Evening Standard in 1959. #TowerFashion https://t.co/yNngnIScuh

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    @UKParlArchives - 22/06/2023

    @GabrielsSchool Great to see everyone enjoying the tour! Special thanks to @marybranson for her impromptu talk on New Dawn!

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    @UKParlArchives - 22/06/2023

    Happy Windrush Day! 75 years ago, Caribbean migrants disembarked Empire Windrush. Today we acknowledge their contributions and sacrifices. From our archives, here is the 1968 Race Relations Act sought to eradicate discrimination in employment, housing and advertising. #Windrush75 https://t.co/t9OG3lOEDK

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    @UKParlArchives - 21/06/2023

    In the 1960s, Caribbean migrants continued to experience racial discrimination. Migrants and allies took part in demonstrations and political action to criminalise racial prejudice. From our archives, a 1962 Petition to make racial hatred and discrimination illegal. #Windrush75 https://t.co/QYJ5ieDzwT

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    @UKParlArchives - 20/06/2023

    This month’s Inside a Collection highlight’s the 75th Anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush in June 1948 and the Black British experience until the late 1960s. Here is a Hansard debate on Caribbean migrants one month after arrival: https://t.co/kk1pqcYRyF #Windrush75 https://t.co/gfUH3LvTfM

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    @UKParlArchives - 19/06/2023

    This year marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of Ally Pally in 1873. Unfortunately, it burnt down after only 16 days but was soon rebuilt and re-opened in 1875. From our collection, this plan of Alexandra from 1877 with Alexandra Palace right in the middle. #TowerPlans https://t.co/8tlfvazjAZ

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    @UKParlArchives - 16/06/2023

    This spring we saw the new series of BBC's Race Across the World, with teams racing across Canada. Over 150 years earlier, John Palliser's expedition made a similar journey surveying western Canada. Here are the papers for his journals that he presented to parliament in 1865. https://t.co/5vTSIPei8M

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    @UKParlArchives - 15/06/2023

    National Beer Day is upon us! How refreshing it was to hear earlier this year that the @craftybeergirls had collaborated with the Strange Times Brewing Co to concoct a ‘Boudicca’s Chariot’ ale. Here's the warrior-queen herself depicted in our Prize Cartoon collection. #TowerWomen https://t.co/0PBvn8Zlgy

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    @UKParlArchives - 14/06/2023

    Mary, Queen of Scots has been called a lot over the centuries. However, ‘Cybersec Royalty’ must be a first. @TheRegister granted this title in homage to the letter coding system she used. Here's a 1586 Proclamation concerning her signed off by rival Elizabeth I. #TowerSciandTech https://t.co/uYDfdzYGCz