Britain on the Brink – The Cold War’s Most Dangerous Weekend, 27-28 October 1962

At the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Britain was America’s first-line defence, a vulnerable, but unsinkable ‘aircraft carrier’ on which the United … [Read more...]





Luck of the Devil – Flying Swordfish in WWII

Robert le Page flew with the Fleet Air Arm from 1940 to 1945, mostly in 816 Squadron flying carrier-based Fairey Swordfish. He saw action … [Read more...]





The Northern Viaducts – Upper Eden Valley

Starting at Hartley Quarry on the outskirts of Kirkby Stephen the history trail follows the trackbed of the former Stainmore Railway crossing the two … [Read more...]