A piece of the old, the new, and the wonderful in King’s Cross. From the exceptional British Library to a transformed industrial yard. Plus, who’d have ever thought you could find a wild, natural oasis in the middle of London?!
“On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me: a partridge in a pear tree!” Well, here’s a partridge in a fifteenth-century painting. Merry Christmas!
A lasting remnant of the milk trade which has all but disappeared from London’s streets! Next time you’re wandering through Maida Vale, look up and you might spot a bovine buddy gazing down at you from on high. Congratulations, you’ve just found Welford’s Dairy – once the largest dairy in London
Over four days in 1848, William and Ellen Craft fled Georgia for freedom in Pennsylvania. A couple of years later they made their way to England, settling in London and also lecturing all over the UK, sharing and eventually publishing their incredible account. Here is just some of their story.
Part Two of my exploration of London’s time capsules! Who knows if we’ll still be alive to see them uncovered?
This time it’s Hospitals, Theatres, and Museums – oh my! Make sure you don’t miss Part One as well.
Have you ever spared a thought for what’s buried under London? Amongst the old buildings and the burials, and probably a lot of rubbish, there are a fair few time capsules. Pockets of history waiting for the future to find them. I’ve shared a few of my favourites in this blog post (plus stay tuned for Part Two!).
Women have had to put up with some mad things over the centuries… from not being allowed to sit down to being denied university degrees (despite actually attending the university). I’ve listed some of the craziest examples here for your perusal. Feel free to laugh or cry.
Last week I had my Covid-19 vaccine! Whoop! I’m always saying that you can uncover so much London history if you just scratch the surface a little bit, so I thought I’d put my money where my mouth is and tell you some of the stories I found on my journey to the hospital!
The world’s first artificially frozen ice rink, a lion, and the miniskirt – they all once called Chelsea home! Let’s learn about some of the fascinating things which makes Chelsea so special.
The final part of this series! Two women of formidable energy and innovation, who dedicated their lives to achieving gender and racial equality and helping those less fortunate than themselves.