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...]





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 … [Read more...]





Military Low-Flying Aircraft – The Men Who Fly and the Skill of the Photographers that Capture Them

Mainland UK has some of the most dramatic landscapes for RAF, RN, British Army, USAF and NATO pilots to train in the important skill of low … [Read more...]





South Yorkshire Pits

The last 150 years has been the most tumultuous in the industrial history of South Yorkshire, and at the heart of this has always been mining and its … [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...]





Blue Plaque for Dame Gracie Fields in Islington

Dame Gracie Fields (1898-1979), one of Britain’s most successful and best loved performers, is honoured with a blue plaque at 72a Upper Street, … [Read more...]





Lancelot ‘Capability‘ Brown remembered with Blue Plaque

Lancelot ‘Capability‘ Brown, is to be commemorated with an English Heritage blue plaque at Wilderness House, Hampton Court Palace, his home from 1764 … [Read more...]





Women Wartime Spies

From Mata Hari through to Noor Inayat Khan, women spies have rarely received the recognition they deserve. They have often been trivialised and, in … [Read more...]