South Yorkshire Mining Disasters

In the period that we now call the Industrial Revolution mining disasters wrecked the lives of thousands of South Yorkshire families and devastated … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Black Country Ancestors

The Black Country in the West Midlands is an important site for family historians. Many researchers, seeking to trace their ancestry back through … [Read more...]





Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in and around Halifax

Calderdale has gone down in the annals of crime in England as the birthplace of Christie of Rillington Place, and as the haunt of the Yorkshire … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Canal Ancestors – A Guide for Family Historians

Britain’s industrial revolution depended on canals for the cheap movement of materials and goods – until the coming of the railways. Canal … [Read more...]





Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Three names. Three people in one. Born in Portsmouth on 9 April 1806, there was Brunel the great engineer, who would habitually throw out the rule … [Read more...]





Farming Industry

Working with prestigious archives of contemporary photographs, the authors chart the history of Britain's farming heritage with 120 rarely seen … [Read more...]





£2m makeover for John Rennie built Lune Aqueduct

The Lune Aqueduct has been awarded  a £1million grant to help restore the 200 year old Grade I listed structure. The grant by the Heritage Lottery … [Read more...]