Skye dig reveals early string instrument

Archeologists excavating on the Island of Skye, northwest Scotland, think they may have discovered part of the oldest stringed instrument found in … [Read more...]





Vulcan XJ823 – Falklands conflict veteran in Cumbria ?

During 1982 a small collection of islands, thousands of miles from the UK, were catapulted into the headlines. The Falkland Islands, a disputed bit … [Read more...]





Hethersgill Vintage rally 2012 – Date announced

The 2012 Hethersgill Vintage Rally will take place at Carlisle Airport on Sunday, 6 May. This will be the 29th fair organised by the Hethersgill … [Read more...]





Protection upgrade for Margate coaster

Britain’s oldest roller coaster, the Scenic Railway at Dreamland, Margate, has been upgraded from Grade II to Grade II Star on the advice of English … [Read more...]





The Queen unveils memorial to Bletchley Park code breakers

Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh have made their first visit to Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes, to unveil a memorial … [Read more...]





Gillett and Brand clock restored in Cumbria

Work has started to restore a Gillett and Brand clock, as part of the ongoing restoration work to Lowther Castle near Penrith, Cumbria. The Cumbria … [Read more...]





Damned un-English submarine gets award

Damned un-English submarine joins other British engineering wonders, including the Thames Barrier, for its part in technological innovation over 111 … [Read more...]





Solway Aviation Museum

The Solway Aviation Museum is based at Carlisle Airport, just a few miles from the city of Carlisle on the A69. Situated in some old airport sheds, … [Read more...]





Industrial past in Carlisle

Opened in the Summer of 2001 the subway linking the grounds of Carlisle Castle with the Tullie House side of Castle Way in Carlisle is filled with … [Read more...]





Rabbit telecoms – Before their time?

Twenty years ago, 1989,  saw the arrival of location specific mobile phone licences being awarded in Britain. Four companies were given licences to … [Read more...]