Archives for July 2011

Ritual burial theory overturned in Maryport

Archaeologists and Roman experts may have to re-write history due to finds in Cumbria during a recent excavation. The excavation, on land adjacent … [Read more...]





Merville Battery & The Dives Bridges

This battlefield guide is the companion work to Pegasus Bridge & Horsa Bridge. Together, these two books form the fully revised and updated … [Read more...]





Pocket Guide to Sheds

What is a shed? Someone you know might say 'A shed? It's a shed. That's one, over there'. And who has a shed? Well, old Cyril's got one, where he … [Read more...]





The Queen unveils memorial to Bletchley Park code breakers

Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh have made their first visit to Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes, to unveil a memorial … [Read more...]





Ravenglass Roman bath house

Thousands of visitors arrive at the small village of Ravenglass in south west Cumbria every year to travel on the narrow gauge railway. However, many … [Read more...]





The Golden Horseshoe – The Wartime Career of Otto Kretschmer, U-Boat Ace

The legendary U-boat ace Otto Kretschmer was branded 'the wolf of the Atlantic', and for good reason. In his dramatic wartime career he sank ship … [Read more...]





Code wars – How ‘Ultra’ and ‘Magic’ led to Allied Victory

When the top secret codebreaking activities at Bletchley Park were revealed in the 1970s, much of the history of the Second World War had to be … [Read more...]





MS Deutschland visits London Docklands ahead of Olympics

Luxury cruise liner MS Deutschland has made a trial visit to London Docklands ahead of the 2012 London Olympics. The largest ever known ship to … [Read more...]





Old St Helen’s church in Hastings gets conservation grant

The Old St Helen's church at Ore, Hastings is set to be protected thanks to a £470,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Abandoned in 1869, the … [Read more...]





The Life and Times of the Real Winnie-the-Pooh – The Bear Who inspired A.A.Milne

To celebrate his birthday this is the first, fascinating, biography of the real teddy bear which was the inspiration for A,A. Milne’s … [Read more...]