The BBC’s Home Service broadcast an announcement by government minister Dr Edith Summerskill in 1948 in which she proclaimed the arrival of the NHS. 
As Poldark returns to our screens, Anthony Burton looks at the backbreaking work of Cornish miners over the centuries
As we mark the anniversary of the Allied evacuation from France in 1940, Janet Dempsey explains how you can trace your family's involvement in Operation Dynamo
Sara Khan, lead genealogist on Who Do You Think You Are?, shows how you can find Welsh wills in just half an hour
As Mass Observation seeks new volunteers, Simon Fowler looks at how this giant anthropology project first came about 80 years ago
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