Archives for June 2011

Monopoly board secured by spy HQ

A hand drawn Monopoly board has been donated to the home of British codebreakers, Bletchley Park. The board, used by the Bletchley Park … [Read more...]





Submarine restoration secures funding

The future of a Second World War submarine has been saved thanks to Heritage Lottery fund . Staff and volunteers at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum … [Read more...]





Milk Bottle Collector – Malvern

When it comes to collections, Steve Wheeler and his collection of milk bottles, must be one of the largest. Dating back over 30 years, his milk … [Read more...]





Notorious Murders of the Twentieth Century – Famous and Forgotten British Cases

The word 'murder' has always attracted widespread local and national media coverage. Once known, the story becomes the subject of discussion in a … [Read more...]





Scotland Yard’s Ghost Squad – The Secret Weapon Against Post-War Crime

When the Second World War ended, England was bombed-out and starving, with practically every saleable commodity rationed. It was the age of … [Read more...]





Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Three names. Three people in one. Born in Portsmouth on 9 April 1806, there was Brunel the great engineer, who would habitually throw out the rule … [Read more...]





Tornado

Officially endorsed by the A1 Steam locomotive trust, Tornado is the official account of the building of Britain's first main line steam locomotive … [Read more...]





Britain’s Most Notorious Prisoners – Victorian to Present-Day Cases

Prison is an unknown world for most of us. It is a place where time stops and lives are held in suspension, taken out of circulation. Amongst … [Read more...]





The Battle-cruiser HMS Renown 1916-48

This is the story of the Royal Navy battle-cruiser HMS Renown, a famous ship with a long and distinguished operational career. Originally built for … [Read more...]





Six of Monty’s Men

Field Marshal Montgomery showed great skill in choosing his subordinates, whether as staff officers or field commanders. To those he trusted he … [Read more...]