Archives for September 2008

The Story of Booths

  A new book which tells the remarkable history of Booths has been launched in stores this autumn.   The Story of Booths (1847-2008) … [Read more...]

William Forsyth

William Forsyth from Old Meldrum, Scotland, became a distinguished horticulturist and was appointed Chief Superintendent of the Royal Gardens at … [Read more...]


On the eastern banks of Windermere and set in acres of gardens is the Lake District National Park property called Brockhole. Brockhole is … [Read more...]


Meccano dates back to 1901 when the small strips of metal and assorted bolts were packaged together by Frank Hornby and called Mechanics Made … [Read more...]

Leyland Motors Clock at Kendal Brewery Arts Centre

From a time when motorways were a dream and drivers could read the time from a clock at the side of the road comes the Kendal Leyland … [Read more...]

Safety lamp history…

Over 20cm in height with a heavy base made of brass is the iconic miners safety lamp. Stamped with the number 908 the base fuel compartment the … [Read more...]

Lowther Castle

Situated just outside of Penrith in North Cumbria is the now derelict castle at Lowther. The 120 acre, Grade II listed site contains the … [Read more...]