The Extraordinary Story of Pioneering Aviator Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson became a living legend after becoming the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia. Here we look at her extraordinary story.Read more

6 Steps to Finding Out Your Home’s History Online

You can trace the architectural history of your house through old maps, photographs and written records, and many of these useful resources are online. Kate Bevan, Cataloging Team Leader for Historic England, lives in a semi-detached house in Faringdon, a market town in the Vale of the White Horse, Oxfordshire. She had an idea from the mortgage documents that the house was built in around the 1920s, but wanted to try and find out exactly when. Here Kate takes usRead more

The Story of Welwyn Garden City

Residents first moved in to Welwyn Garden City in December 1920. Here we look at its story from founding to the present day.Read more

6 Fascinating Stories About Historic Lancashire

We’ve delved into the Historic England Archive to uncover some of the people, places and heritage of North West England.Read more

9 Interesting Facts About Life as a 19th-century Mill Worker

Mills are a rich and fascinating part of our history. These sleeping giants are a defining feature on the skyline of our industrial landscape, standing as a tangible link to the past. Read more

Explore Heritage From Your Own Home

With virtual tours and online exhibitions, there’s no closing time or far-away location to get in your way.Read more

11 Unusual Architectural Details that Reveal London’s Secret History

London is full of visual treats, not just its extraordinary mix of architecture, but what decorates its walls, entrances, recesses, corners and niches.Read more

The Story of the Grave of the Unknown Warrior

The body of an unidentified British soldier was buried in Westminster Abbey on 11 November 1920.Read more

An Introduction to Quaker Meeting Houses

Quakers, also known as the Religious Society of Friends, often worship in buildings called ‘meeting houses’, designed in simple, domestic styles unlike more elaborate church architecture.Read more