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...]





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...]





Susanna ‘Suky’ Trevelyan and Charlotte Walpole, side by side

Two paintings, nearly 250 years old and almost identical in content, are set to be displayed together for the first time in an exhibition at the … [Read more...]





Tall tales wanted for Park project

Legends, tall stories and old myths are in demand for a special project aimed at entertaining visitors to the Yorkshire Dales National … [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...]





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...]





Space invader mosaic – Newcastle

Positioned high above the bustling crowds in Newcastle upon Tyne are colourful space invader mosaics which often go unnoticed by visitors or … [Read more...]





History of the Jack O’ Lantern

Jack-o'-lanterns are traditionally carved from Rutabaga (swede) or pumpkin and are often associated with Halloween. The tradition of lantern … [Read more...]





Pumpkin Carving

Carving a pumpkin lantern or Jack-o-lantern is a tradition at Halloween, designed to scare away spirits, ghosts and ghouls. We have created a … [Read more...]





Footnote.com-digitised US records

Footnote.com has a database of over 70 million digitised historical images. Footnote helps you find and share historic documents. Bringing you … [Read more...]