Archives for November 2011

Trench Art – Second Edition

Engraved shell-cases, bullet-crucifixes, letter openers and cigarette lighters made of shrapnel and cartridges, miniature aeroplanes and tanks, … [Read more...]





Bowmen of England

From the 12th to 15th centuries the longbow was the weapon that changed European history more than any other. In the skilled hands of English and … [Read more...]





Holy Jesus Hospital – Newcastle

Surrounded by roads and modern buildings, the Holy Jesus Hospital in Newcastle is an historical gem amongst modern concrete. It is also one of only … [Read more...]





Valour in the Trenches – ‘Bombo’ Pollard VC MC* DCM HAC in The Great War

Alfred Pollard joined the Honourable Artillery Company at Armoury House in the City of London in 1914 aged 21. The HAC is a unique Territorial unit … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Canal Ancestors – A Guide for Family Historians

Britain’s industrial revolution depended on canals for the cheap movement of materials and goods – until the coming of the railways. Canal … [Read more...]





Space invader mosaic – Newcastle

Positioned high above the bustling crowds in Newcastle upon Tyne are colourful space invader mosaics which often go unnoticed by visitors or … [Read more...]





Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Bolton

Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Bolton takes the reader on a sinister journey through centuries of local crime, meeting villains of all sorts … [Read more...]





Surgeon at Arms – Parachuting into Arnhem with the First Airbornes

Surgeon at Arms is without doubt one of the most interesting and dramatic personal memoirs to come out of the Second World War. The author, a … [Read more...]





Yorkshire Sieges of the Civil Wars

Throughout recorded history Yorkshire has been a setting for warfare of all kinds - marches, skirmishes and raids, pitched battles and sieges. And … [Read more...]





Arnhem – The Bridge

In the second of his two Battleground guides, Frank Steer concentrates on the battle in the town itself and particularly for the vital … [Read more...]