Archives for May 2012

Historic Scotland Diamond Jubilee Ticket Giveaway

60 free tickets are being offered by Historic Scotland to 69 ticketed attractions in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The 30 pairs of … [Read more...]





Highlanders Museum £130,000 boost

The Highlanders’ Museum at Fort George near Inverness has been awarded a grant of £130,000 by Historic Scotland. This will go towards their appeal … [Read more...]





2012 Search for UK’s ten most endangered buildings

The Victorian society is calling on people across the country to nominate endangered Victorian or Edwardian buildings in their local area. An … [Read more...]





Can you identify this baptismal font?

Can you help identify this stone font in Southeastern Wisconsin, USA? Said to be a Baptismal font, this artefact was rescued when a Catholic … [Read more...]





Underground Structures of the Cold War – The World Below

Books on the history of fortifications are plentiful. Medieval castles, the defensive systems of the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, … [Read more...]





Falklands Hero – Ian McKay – The last VC of the 20th Century

At the height of the bitter battle for Mount Longdon during the Falklands War , 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment’s assault has stalled in the face of … [Read more...]





The End of Glory – War & Peace in HMS Hood 1916-1941

There have been many fine books written on HMS Hood, the glory of the Royal Navy, while television and cinema have also taken the subject to their … [Read more...]