Archives for December 2011

Wartime rescue boat, HSL102, to get new engines

HSL102, one of two historic World War II rescue boats owned by Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust (PNBPT), is to be given a new lease of life with … [Read more...]





More than 700,000 National Trust items go online

From great works of art by Gainsborough to the ordinary cotton underpants of a Midlands grocer, details of over 700,000 objects in the care of the … [Read more...]





LLoyds Building in London given protected status

The Lloyd’s building in central London has been given Grade I listed status for its architectural innovation, historic interest and celebrated … [Read more...]





Blue Plaque for Dame Gracie Fields in Islington

Dame Gracie Fields (1898-1979), one of Britain’s most successful and best loved performers, is honoured with a blue plaque at 72a Upper Street, … [Read more...]





Lancelot ‘Capability‘ Brown remembered with Blue Plaque

Lancelot ‘Capability‘ Brown, is to be commemorated with an English Heritage blue plaque at Wilderness House, Hampton Court Palace, his home from 1764 … [Read more...]





Women Wartime Spies

From Mata Hari through to Noor Inayat Khan, women spies have rarely received the recognition they deserve. They have often been trivialised and, in … [Read more...]





Roman Conquests: Gaul

Ever since their sack of Rome in the early fourth century BC, the various tribes of Gauls to the north were among the Roman Republic's most feared and … [Read more...]





Battleground Sussex – A Military History of Sussex From the Iron Age to the Present Day

From its south-eastern tip Sussex is little more than sixty miles from continental Europe and the county’s coastline, some seventy-six miles long, … [Read more...]





ShipCraft 18: Titanic – and her Sisters Olympic and Britannic

The ‘ShipCraft’ series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each … [Read more...]