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Based in the UK, this self confessed history geek takes you for a stroll down memory lane and shares stories and interesting nuggets of information that has been discovered along the way. From tales of tragedy and sadness to epic stories of human courage or creativity, there are many people in history who have made their mark, however small.

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The BackTracker History Show The Backtracker

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    • 5.0 • 1 Rating

Based in the UK, this self confessed history geek takes you for a stroll down memory lane and shares stories and interesting nuggets of information that has been discovered along the way. From tales of tragedy and sadness to epic stories of human courage or creativity, there are many people in history who have made their mark, however small.

If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to share or leave feedback. It all helps!
Keep in touch via either Twitter or Facebook by using @BackTrackerUK

    New Year's Day Special

    New Year's Day Special

    New Year's Day Special
    Season: 5 Episode: 1
    In this episode, we take a look at what has happened on New Year’s day in the past. The events that have shaped history and changed our world
    THIS PODCAST
    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 and if you’d like to support the show with a donation, however small, you can go to Ko-Fi.com
    Some more great news for you, if you were interested in buying merchandise featuring the show’s logo, then pop over to Teepublic, you’ll find lots of things to choose from.
    So, thankyou for listening and until next time guys, take care and look after each other.
    CONTACT ME
    Email: info@backtracker.co.uk
    Facebook: @BackTrackerUK
    Instagram: @backtrackeruk
    Twitter: @BackTrackerUK
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    SOURCES
    The Diary of Samuel Pepys
    Britannica
    National Archives
    Royal Museums Greenwich
    The History Channel
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    Sound Effects by zapsplat.com
    Intro music by The Model Folk 
    Back In The Day music by Freesoundmusic
    © THE BACKTRACKER HISTORY SHOW 2024

    • 33 min
    The Murderous Bank Robber

    The Murderous Bank Robber

    The Murderous Bank Robber
    Season: 5 Episode: 2
    It was a normal Friday afternoon in Knowle, Bristol, when a man was spotted acting suspiciously near the Lloyds Bank. Little did they know that the day would end with a robbery of £1,444 which would spark a nationwide manhunt, and a murder still unsolved 66 years later
    CAST
    John Rowe - Tony Allen
    Murderer - Joe Wilson
    Chief Det. Supt F. Carter - Steve Yeo
    Dr Hassan - Steve Sheperd
    Police Officer - Marcus KP 

    THIS PODCAST
    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 and if you’d like to support the show with a donation, however small, you can go to Ko-Fi.com
    Some more great news for you, if you were interested in buying merchandise featuring the show’s logo, then pop over to Teepublic, you’ll find lots of things to choose from.
    So, thankyou for listening and until next time guys, take care and look after each other.

    CONTACT ME
    Email: info@backtracker.co.uk
    Facebook: @BackTrackerUK
    Instagram: @backtrackeruk
    Twitter: @BackTrackerUK
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    SOURCES
    The National Archives
    Sunday Mail (Glasgow) - Sunday 09 January 1949
    Bradford Observer - Thursday 13 January 1949
    Gloucester Citizen - Thursday 10 March 1949
    Lincolnshire Echo - Thursday 15 September 1949
    Western Morning News - Friday 16 September 1949
    Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette - Friday 23 September 1949
    Daily Mirror - Friday 23 September 1949
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    Sound Effects by zapsplat.com
    Intro music by The Model Folk 
    Back In The Day music by Freesoundmusic
    © THE BACKTRACKER HISTORY SHOW 2024

    • 22 min
    The Amazing Victoria Drummond (Part One)

    The Amazing Victoria Drummond (Part One)

    The Amazing Victoria Drummond (Part One)
    Season: 5 Episode: 3
    Drummond was the first woman to qualify as a marine engineer and she managed to have a successful career at sea despite encountering prejudice and discrimination. In this episode, we look at her early life and the difficulties she had trying to start her chosen career in marine engineering.
    CAST
    Victoria Drummond - Rose Hayles
    Mr. C. Booth - Steve Sheperd
    Crew - Steve Yeo
    THIS PODCAST
    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 and if you’d like to support the show with a donation, however small, you can go to Ko-Fi.com
    Some more great news for you, if you were interested in buying merchandise featuring the show’s logo, then pop over to Teepublic, you’ll find lots of things to choose from.
    So, thankyou for listening and until next time guys, take care and look after each other.
    CONTACT ME
    Email: info@backtracker.co.uk
    Facebook: @BackTrackerUK
    Instagram: @backtrackeruk
    Twitter: @BackTrackerUK
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    SOURCES
    The Remarkable Life of Victoria Drummond, Marine Engineer - Cherry Drummond. Institute of Marine Engineers, 1994
    National Records of Scotland
    Liverpool Museum
    Ancestry
    History Extra
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    Sound Effects by zapsplat.com
    Intro music by The Model Folk 
    Back In The Day music by Freesoundmusic
    © THE BACKTRACKER HISTORY SHOW 2024

    • 25 min
    The Amazing Victoria Drummond (Part Two)

    The Amazing Victoria Drummond (Part Two)

    The Amazing Victoria Drummond (Part Two)
    Season: 5 Episode: 4
    Victoria Drummond was the first female marine engineer in the UK and the first British woman to serve as chief engineer with the Merchant Navy, but all this was earned through sheer determination and a driving force to spend her life doing what she loved, regardless of the perceived boundaries. In this episode, we look at how she won her M.B.E for bravery and the latter part of her inspirational life.
    CAST
    Victoria Drummond - Rose Hayles
    THIS PODCAST
    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 and if you’d like to support the show with a donation, however small, you can go to Ko-Fi.com
    Some more great news for you, if you were interested in buying merchandise featuring the show’s logo, then pop over to Teepublic, you’ll find lots of things to choose from.
    So, thankyou for listening and until next time guys, take care and look after each other.
    CONTACT ME
    Email: info@backtracker.co.uk
    Facebook: @BackTrackerUK
    Instagram: @backtrackeruk
    Twitter: @BackTrackerUK
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    SOURCES
    The Remarkable Life of Victoria Drummond, Marine Engineer - Cherry Drummond. Institute of Marine Engineers, 1994
    National Records of Scotland
    Liverpool Museum
    Ancestry
    History Extra
    -
    Sound Effects by zapsplat.com
    Intro music by The Model Folk 
    Back In The Day music by Freesoundmusic
    © THE BACKTRACKER HISTORY SHOW 2024

    • 29 min
    Reginald Burt: A Soldier's Regret

    Reginald Burt: A Soldier's Regret

    Reginald Burt: A Soldier's Regret
    Season: 5 Episode: 5
    Whilst he was away serving in the army, Reginald Burt’s wife, Lily, was having a baby by another man. He did everything to save his marriage, offering to adopt the baby, but in the end, something snapped.
    CAST
    Reginald John Frederick Burt - Joe Wilson
    Mr Justice Morris (Judge) - Steve Sheperd
    Mr Norman Skelton (Defence) - David Haile
    Inspector Drinnon - Steve Yeo
    Mr Morris (Prosecution) - Tony Allen
    THIS PODCAST
    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 and if you’d like to support the show with a donation, however small, you can go to Ko-Fi.com
    Some more great news for you, if you were interested in buying merchandise featuring the show’s logo, then pop over to Teepublic, you’ll find lots of things to choose from.
    So, thankyou for listening and until next time guys, take care and look after each other.

    CONTACT ME
    Email: info@backtracker.co.uk
    Facebook: @BackTrackerUK
    Instagram: @backtrackeruk
    Twitter: @BackTrackerUK
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    SOURCES
    Western Daily Press - Tuesday 02 December 1941 [1]
    Western Daily Press - Thursday 13 June 1946
    Western Daily Press - Thursday 04 July 1946 [2]
    Western Daily Press - Wednesday 16 April 1947
    Ancestry
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    Sound Effects by zapsplat.com
    Intro music by The Model Folk 
    Back In The Day music by Freesoundmusic
    © THE BACKTRACKER HISTORY SHOW 2024

    • 23 min
    Valentine's Day Special

    Valentine's Day Special

    Valentine's Day Special
    Season: 5 Episode: 6
    Valentine's Day is steeped in history, but what exactly do you know about it? In this special episode, we take a look at this unusual holiday and an even closer look at the Valentine card, commonly used to express love and affection. Did you know that there used to be an alternate though?
    CAST
    Duke of Orleans - Steve Sheperd
    Ophelia - Sam Roberts
    Lines - Joe Wilson
    Catherine Mossday - Andrea Reid
    Vinegar Valentine - Rose Hayles
    THIS PODCAST
    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 and if you’d like to support the show with a donation, however small, you can go to Ko-Fi.com
    Some more great news for you, if you were interested in buying merchandise featuring the show’s logo, then pop over to Teepublic, you’ll find lots of things to choose from.
    So, thankyou for listening and until next time guys, take care and look after each other.

    CONTACT ME
    Email: info@backtracker.co.uk
    Facebook: @BackTrackerUK
    Instagram: @backtrackeruk
    Twitter: @BackTrackerUK
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    SOURCES
    Heritage London Foundation
    Britannica
    BBC
    History Channel
    Smithsonian
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    Sound Effects by zapsplat.com
    Intro music by The Model Folk 
    Back In The Day music by Freesoundmusic
    © THE BACKTRACKER HISTORY SHOW 2024

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

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Herodotus484 ,

Bravo!

Wonderful production, research and A+ presentation. Alice and her team deliver a show that is very interesting, informative and
entertaining. Bravo!

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