The Story of Winifred Holtby and the Yorkshire Wolds

Many have heard of the Bronte’s, but are you familiar with Winifred Holtby, one of Yorkshire’s lesser-known literary daughters?Read more

How Historic Human Poo Can Preserve Plant Fossils

What can plant and insect fossils tell us about the way people ate? Archaeologist Dr Ruth Pelling explains all.Read more

Proper Job! 4 Reasons to Visit Historic Cornwall

There’s nowhere else quite like Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Here are just a few historic highlights.Read more

Women in the Workforce During the Second World War: Taking on Men’s Roles

With hundreds of thousands of men away fighting during the Second World War, labour shortages became acute. Women were needed to fill men’s roles. Read more

Elsecar’s Historic Past in 10 Images

Elsecar is an industrial village in South Yorkshire to the south of Barnsley. The village, its heritage centre and the surrounding landscape has been one of Historic England’s Heritage Action Zones since 2017. Read more

7 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 seven fascinating histories behind some of our favourite Grade I listed pubs.Read more