Archives for January 2012

Ancient mysteries wanted

A community archaeology project run by the North Pennines AONB Partnership has been so successful that it has had the go-ahead to come up with new … [Read more...]





The bells of Carlisle Cathedral

Carlisle Cathedral boasts a peal of 12 bells, but it hasn't always been this way. When the diocese of Carlisle was founded in 1133, the Augustinian … [Read more...]





Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Rotherham

Death in all its guises conjures up a range of human emotions. If that death is caused by crime then these emotions are often better understood, … [Read more...]





Secrets of the English War Bow

Historian Hugh D. H. Soar is joined by Mark Stretton, master blacksmith, and Joseph Gibbs, bowyer, in order to demonstrate how a war bow and its … [Read more...]





Beaulieu

Considering the number of books that have been written about SOE, very little has been revealed about the most frequently mentioned of its training … [Read more...]





The 1984/85 Miners Strike in Nottinghamshire – ‘If Spirit Alone Won Battles’: The Diary of John Lowe

The dirty war fought by the Thatcher Government to defeat the formidable National Union of Mineworkers transformed him from passive family man into … [Read more...]





Captain Scott’s South Pole images saved for nation

Photographs taken by Captain Scott on his final expedition to the South Pole have been saved for the nation thanks to £704,000 lottery … [Read more...]





The Dark Ages – The 1066 Hastings Campaign (DVD)

The Battle of Hastings in 1066 is with out a doubt one of the most significant events in English history. In the aftermath of the battle, King … [Read more...]