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Charles Dickens & the Blacking Factory

There was one place in London that was open on Christmas Day, and which welcomed many visitors and tourists through its doors. Even its...

Horsell Common & H G Wells

To the north of the modern town of Woking in Surrey, England, is the village of Horsell, and to the north of Horsell is...

Thrown Off Hammersmith Bridge

It wasn’t who was thrown off Hammersmith Bridge, but what. And as it happened over a hundred years ago, you’d expect it to be...

Encounters with the Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider under the France-Swiss border captures the headlines every so often. The big story this spring was that the LHC had been...

Pevsner

You may have heard of this person. The name sounds unusual. It doesn’t sound English. Is he something to do with music? Is he a painter?...

Ickworth Park – From Trees to Fuel

The National Trust has a target of producing 50% of its energy from renewable sources on its land by 2020. It’s a challenging target....

Assorted Perugia

The hilltop city of Perugia, the capital of the region of Umbria in central Italy, may boast the greatest medieval palace in Italy, the...

Alan Turing & The Imitation Game

The Golden Globes and the BAFTAs are behind us, and the Academy Awards ceremony for the best films in 2014 will be held this...

Who was Reginald Drax?

Admiral the Hon. Sir Reginald Aylmer Ranfurly Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax, KCB, DSO, JP, DL was the splendidly named British half of the Anglo-French delegation sent to Moscow in...

Pronouncing Surnames

There are a lot of surnames that are pronounced quite differently from how we might say them if we saw them written down, that is...

France’s Republics

You may know that the First Republic in France resulted from the French Revolution. But France has had five republics. And there were two...

Who Didn’t Appear in Z-Cars

Back in 1962, Dixon of Dock Green had been a regular staple police programme on Saturday night television for nine years. In it PC George Dixon,...

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