Archives for May 2011

Gillett and Brand clock restored in Cumbria

Work has started to restore a Gillett and Brand clock, as part of the ongoing restoration work to Lowther Castle near Penrith, Cumbria. The Cumbria … [Read more...]





Jonathan Otley – His Keswick connections

A simple plaque and a restored flight of steps mark the place, where for many years, Jonathan Otley lived in Keswick. Born in 1766 Mr Otley … [Read more...]





Archaeologist – humour

We just thought we should share this joke that has been sent to us. It made us smile on this cold, damp spring morning. After having dug to a … [Read more...]





Collecting Autographs

Written by collectables expert Susan Brewer, the book covers the world of autographs, both beautifully-illustrated autograph books from the days when … [Read more...]





Guided tours of Iron Age hill fort

Free guided tours of the excavation of an Iron Age hillfort in the North York Moors National Park are on offer on Sunday 29 and Monday 30 May … [Read more...]





Celebrating Edinburgh’s post-war architecture

The Forth Road Bridge, the Scottish Widows Head Office Building and the Royal Botanic Gardens Greenhouse are all to be featured in a new book … [Read more...]





Bletchley Park launches photographic competition

Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes, once a top secret institution where all photography was banned, is now welcoming the world’s photographers with open … [Read more...]





Tracing Your London Ancestors – A Guide for Family Historians

London is a key site for family historians. Many researchers, seeking to trace their ancestry back through the generations, will find their trail … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Family History on the Internet

The internet is revolutionizing family history research. Every day new records and resources are placed online and new methods of sharing research … [Read more...]