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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Hear the New Bells of Notre Dame

Just over 6 hours ago the new bells of Notre Dame Cathedral rang out exactly as they would have done 200 years ago. The nine new bells chime with … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 February. Get a … [Read more...]

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 that the scheme … [Read more...]

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 which the United … [Read more...]

St Thomas a Becket Church in Farlam, Cumbria

Farlam church, dedicated to St. Thomas à Becket, is a plain stone building, in the Early English style, near the hamlet of Kirkhouse. Erected near … [Read more...]