Archives for February 2011

Hethersgill Vintage Rally 2011

Hethersgill Vintage Club 27th Annual Rally Craft fair and Auction Sale will be held at Carlisle Airport, Cumbria on 1st May 2011. This popular … [Read more...]





The Old Contemptibles – Birmingham

As the sun slips away for the evening it is fitting that we come across The Old Contemptibles public house in Birmingham. Positioned at 176 … [Read more...]





Winter Gardens restoration reveals secrets

Plasterwork designed by Andrew Mazzei has been found during the restoration of the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. The plaster had been covered up … [Read more...]





Heritage Crafts Association conference 2011

The Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) spring conference will feature an impressive line-up of speakers at the Victoria and Albert Museum in … [Read more...]





Tardebigge lock gate restoration project

Work gets underway to help protect and restore part of the Worcester & Birmingham Canal system. British Waterways is carrying out what it … [Read more...]





Ghost sign: British Paints in Carlisle

About half way along an alleyway not really used in our modern times, is possibly one of the best preserved ghost adverts in Carlisle. Painted … [Read more...]





Gubbins & SOE

General Colin Gubbins was in charge of SOE during World War Two. This is the first biography of a man who was destined to live his life in the … [Read more...]





The Crooked Stick – A History of the Longbow

Although the longbow is best known for its deployment during the Hundred Years’ War, its origins lie with ancient Saxon seafighters and Welsh … [Read more...]