Archives for October 2011

History of the Jack O’ Lantern

Jack-o'-lanterns are traditionally carved from Rutabaga (swede) or pumpkin and are often associated with Halloween. The tradition of lantern … [Read more...]





Pumpkin Carving

Carving a pumpkin lantern or Jack-o-lantern is a tradition at Halloween, designed to scare away spirits, ghosts and ghouls. We have created a … [Read more...]





HMS Victory restoration reaches landmark as masts removed

Restoration of the wooden masts of Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory, reached a milestone recently as the top sections were removed as part of a repair … [Read more...]





Experts on hand to help historic home owners

Owners and occupiers of historic buildings in the Yorkshire Dales National Park will have a chance later this month to get expert advice on how to … [Read more...]





Artist’s Reaction by Derek Eland opens

An intimate and powerful installation called, In Our Own Words: Soldiers’ thoughts from Afghanistan,  has been created by the Cumbrian artist Derek … [Read more...]





In Search of the Real Dad’s Army – The Home Guard and the Defence of the United Kingdom 1940-1944

What was the Home Guard? Who were the men and women who served in it? And what can be said of their real role and significance once the popular myths … [Read more...]





He Who Dared And Died – The Life and Death of a SAS Original, Sergeant Chris O’Dowd, MM

He Who Dared and Died is the action-packed account of a young Irish hero who selflessly risked and gave his life serving with elite Special Forces in … [Read more...]





Coastal Passenger Liners of the British Isles

At the beginning of the last century it was possible to sail from London to Glasgow via the south coast ports and Belfast, returning along the east … [Read more...]





‘From Exile to Freedom’ by Polish Expats Association, Worcester

A collection of oral history, photography and written stories examining the unique experience of Polish expats is to open in Worcester. The project … [Read more...]





Money should secure future of Bletchley Park

Lottery grants of almost £5m will enable the future of the former wartime code breaking site, Bletchley Park to be secured. The investment will … [Read more...]