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Eric Knowles loves Shire

In Military History
Obviously everyone here at Shire is very proud of the books that we publish; but that doesn't mean that we don't need a bit of appreciation from outside the company now and again! Read on to see what the renowned antiques expert, and star of The Antiques Roadshow, Eric Knowles has to say about us.Continue Reading

Golden eagle protection areas increased in Scotland

In Military History
One of the most enduring icons of Scottish wildlife is to receive greater protection under new legislation announced today.Continue Reading

December is Scottish heritage month

In Military History
Welcome to Scottish heritage month on the Shire Journal. Read on to find out details of what we have planned in the Journal for December - Happy St.Andrews' day everyone!Continue Reading

What is your favourite board game?

In Military History
I do not own a television. Nor do I feel especially nostalgic for any of the televisions I have owned in the past. Recently however I have become obsessed with trawling through second hand shops and looking at the old board games that they have. Board games conjure up a number of happy memories from my childhood, and also a number of extremely fraught and bitter ones. My auntie is without question the most competitive person that I have ever met, to the extent that Trivial Pursuit is now banned from my parents' house after a particularly nasty argument one Christmas Day that saw me closer than I ever hope to come again to punching an aged relative.Continue Reading

Nostalgia November

In Military History
With the nights drawing in and Britain still in recession let the Shire Journal bring you comfort and entertainment with Nostalgia November.Continue Reading

Adventures on the potter's wheel

In Military History
I have always envied people with a talent for making things. Whether it is for practical or creative purposes, whatever it is that enables people to create a tangible product is resolutely lacking in me.Continue Reading

Say no to Nazi gnomes

In Military History
Whilst Germany debates the morality or otherwise of Nazi gnomes why not find out a bit more about the history of these instantly recognisable characters.Continue Reading

Help! I think I need a hobby.

In Military History
Now it may be because I've reached a certain age but recently I have started to think that hours not spent in the pub are not necessarily hours wasted. In short I have started to think that I need a hobby.Continue Reading

Monumental Brasses

In Military History
Monumental Brasses featured in the TimesContinue Reading

Anglo-Saxon hoard discovered

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The largest haul of Anglo-Saxon treasure in the UK has been discovered underneath a field in Staffordshire.Continue Reading

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