The Denby Dale Pies – ‘Ten Giants’ 1788-2000

The quiet, rural, unassuming village of Denby Dale, situated by the river in the Upper Dearne Valley between Huddersfield and Barnsley has a major and … [Read more...]





Napoleonic Lives – Researching the British Soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars

Two hundred years ago the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars convulsed the whole of Europe. These were key events in the history of the continent, … [Read more...]





Who Sank the Titanic? – The Final Verdict

Designed as the technological marvel of her age, RMS Titanic claimed to be the largest, strongest, safest ship of the early 20th Century; a triumph of … [Read more...]





The Brave Blue Line – 100 Years of Metropolitan Police Gallantry

In their daily battle against a remorseless tide of crime, officers of London’s Metropolitan Police routinely risk their lives protecting the … [Read more...]





Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in and around Newcastle

Newcastle, Gateshead, Morpeyh, Tynemouth and North and South Shields were towns of great wealth because of the many natural resources in the … [Read more...]





The Crooked Stick – A History of the Longbow

Although the longbow is best known for its deployment during the Hundred Years’ War, its origins lie with ancient Saxon seafighters and Welsh … [Read more...]