2012 Search for UK’s ten most endangered buildings

The Victorian society is calling on people across the country to nominate endangered Victorian or Edwardian buildings in their local area. An … [Read more...]





The New Cunard Queens – Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth

The venerable Queen Elizabeth 2 has long since become a floating legend. Launched in 1967, she was for three decades considered the last of her … [Read more...]





Air Raid Shelters of the Second World War – Family Stories of Survival in the Blitz

This fascinating wartime social history accounts the establishment and use of Air Raid shelters in Britain during the Blitz of World War … [Read more...]





Empire and Espionage – Spies in the Zulu War

The Anglo-Zulu War may be best remembered for the military blundering that led to the astonishing British defeat at Isandlwana, but as Stephen Wade … [Read more...]





Queen Victoria Monument – Victoria Park – Carlisle

Standing high on a pedestal overlooking a former rubbish tip in Carlisle is the iconic figure of Queen Victoria. With Orb in one hand and … [Read more...]