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

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

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

4 Reasons to Love Historic Northumberland

With its miles of unspoilt coastline and swathes of remote undulating countryside, Northumberland is one of the most beautiful and peaceful counties in England.Read more

Working from Home: England’s Domestic Textile Industry

Explore the story of England’s domestic textile industry, the buildings that housed them and the people who worked within them. Read more