Episode 42

Ep42. Festive Season Tales

In this episode you'll hear what life was like on the front line of the Boer War during the festive season as well as a letter from a Bristolian in the Queen's Riffles in the trenches on New Years Day and you'll never believe how that went!

Plus there's loads of facts to spread around and share. So on that note, wiching you all a wonderful New Year and lots of good things for 2021!


This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England. If you liked it please leave a rating and maybe a comment.

So, thankyou for listening and until next time guys, take care and look after each other.


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Bristol Mercury - Wednesday 23 December 1896

Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Monday 20 November 1916

Bristol Times and Mirror - Saturday 12 January 1850


Western Daily Press - Saturday 28 December 1940

Western Daily Press - Saturday 01 January 1938

Stroud Journal - Saturday 21 March 1863

Bristol Times and Mirror - Saturday 30 December 1837

Clifton Society - Thursday 31 December 1908

Sound Effects by zapsplat.com


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Alice The Backtracker

Hello there! My name is Alice and this is The Backtracker History Show Podcast where I ask you to join me on a meander down through the archives to find out more about the people, places and events from the past.

From tales of pirates and privateers to murderers, tragic accidents to war time escapades, this podcast has it all.
The show is originally aired on Bradley Stoke Radio, in Bristol, England, before being released into the wild in the form of a podcast.

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