WWI Ruhleben Horticultural Society

Looking for Gardeners of Ruhleben

A story just published by Gardening For Health says the Royal Horticultural Society are trying to trace relatives of detainees at the WWI Ruhleben Civilian internment camp. The RHS have just uncovered this fascinating but forgotten story of how a group of men detained in the German WWI camp at Ruhleben, created their own horticultural […]

Sequoia Gigantea at Wrest Park

Perhaps the UK’s oldest recycled Christmas tree

Originally planted by the festively monikered Head Gardener of Wrest Park, Seward Snow in 1856, the Sequoia Gigantea was brought into the conservatory each year by his successor George Ford for Christmas and replanted outside once the festivities were over. The picture on the left is of the tree after it got too big for […]

Gowland Excavation 1901 (English Heritage Archive)

Who Built Stonehenge? Exhibition

A  special exhibition explores 800 years of debate about the creation of Stonehenge will open in December at the New Stonehenge Visitor Centre. No monument has been the subject of more speculation and controversy than Stonehenge and a great number of theories about it’s origin range from the magic of Merlin to a piece of […]

New Bells of Notre Dame Cathedral video

Hear the New Bells of Notre Dame

A moving historic occasion as the new bells of Notre Dame ring out

Staff member and inmates c 1927 Credit: National Trust

Women in the Workhouse exhibition

A fascinating ‘Women in The Workhouse’ exhibition opens on International Women’s Day, Friday 8th March, at the National Trust property in Southwell.


Edinburgh Castle

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2012 Search for UK’s ten most endangered buildings

The Victorian society is calling on people across the country to nominate … [Read More...]

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Calke Abbey ready to be revealed for the Spring

Exclusive Peek Under Calke Dust Sheets

The National Trust team at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire are offering an exclusive look behind closed doors on Wednesday 13th … [Read More...]

Blue plaque - Thomas Woodrow

Blue Plaque Scheme Under Review

Recent press articles have indicted that the English Heritage Blue Plaque Scheme is to be phased out. However, English Heritage say … [Read More...]

Britain on the Brink - The Cold War's Most Dangerous Weekend, 27-28 October 1962

Britain on the Brink – The Cold War’s Most Dangerous Weekend, 27-28 October 1962

At the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Britain was America’s first-line defence, a vulnerable, but unsinkable ‘aircraft carrier’ on … [Read More...]

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Looking for Gardeners of Ruhleben

A story just published by Gardening For Health says the Royal Horticultural Society are trying to trace relatives of detainees at the WWI Ruhleben Civilian internment camp. The RHS have just uncovered this fascinating but forgotten story of how a group of men detained in the German WWI camp at Ruhleben, created their own horticultural […]

Pit Lasses – Women and Girls in Coalmining c.1800-1914

Women have long been recognised as the backbone of coalmining communities, supporting their men. Less well known is the role which they played as the industry developed, working underground or at the pit head.

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