A Brief Introduction to Gasholders

Gasworks once brought light and warmth to homes across England. Hundreds of their most prominent landmarks – gasholders – are now being demolished and lost from the landscape forever. Read more

8 Things to Know About the Black Country

The Black Country can be found in the West Midlands, roughly made up of towns within the four Metropolitan Boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton – although you won’t find any official borders on the map, or any two Yam Yams that agree on it!Read more

From Textile Mills to Joy Division: A History of Rochdale in 10 Buildings

In just under 1000 years, Rochdale has developed from a medieval settlement to a modern town centre. Here are 10 fascinating buildings which tell Rochdale’s story.Read more

8 Historic Music Festivals

From struggling to put a tent up in the pouring rain to dancing to your favourite band with your mates, music festival have become a highlight of summer.Read more

11 Listed Pubs with Fascinating Histories

Pull up a bar-stool and get familiar with some of England’s oldest pubs. From the Knights Templar to John Lennon’s grandmother, here are eleven fascinating histories behind some of our favourite listed pubs.Read more

6 Places That Tell Stories of the Windrush Generation

The arrival of the Windrush generation in 1984 marked the dawn of modern multicultural Britain. Discover their story through six important locations in England.Read more

5 Historic Football Grounds in England

From pre-match pints to the highs and lows of end of season dramas, football has been entertaining and uniting people since the 19th century.Read more

9 Sites on the River Thames That Tell the Story of Charles Dickens

The River Thames flows through Dickens’ life and work as a constant presence, the atmospheric backdrop to everyday experiences, but often dark and malevolent, dangerous.Read more

8 Places That Tell the Story of London’s Resilience

Today and throughout history, when Londoners face challenging times we come together and show incredible resilience. Read more

Operation Dynamo, 80 Years On: The Miracle of Dunkirk

Towards the end of May 1940 during the Second World War, the British Expeditionary Force along with Allied troops, had been forced by the German army to make a fighting retreat to the coast of northern France.Read more