A Brief Introduction to Liverpool’s Historic Docks

Liverpool’s historic docks are admired across the world and are considered so important to international heritage that in 2004 they were made a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Read more

The Destruction and Rebirth of Coventry Cathedral

In the 12 hours of the raids, 568 people were killed and over 4,000 homes destroyed. Read more

100 Years of Council Housing: Six Responses to the 1919 Addison Act

The 1919 Housing and Town Planning Act was signed into law on 31 July 1919Read more

A Brief Introduction to High Tech

The Sainsbury’s supermarket on Camden Road in London is now Listed at Grade II: it’s the first purpose-built supermarket to be added to the List.Read more

The first skyscraper: Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

A rare survival from a dramatic stage in the Industrial Revolution, Shrewsbury Flaxmill was built during a period of innovation and social upheaval.Read more

5 Historic High Streets

Traditionally the epicentre of community life, the role of High Streets has dramatically changed in the last few decades.Read more

The story of London’s sewer system

Hidden beneath the city streets lie 2,000 kilometres of brick tunnels that take raw sewage direct from our homes, along with 130 kilometres of interconnecting main sewers the size of railway tunnels.Read more

A brief introduction to prehistoric caves

Scientific interest in caves and rock shelters began in the early 19th century, when discoveries of bones of extinct animals were thought by some to come from an age before the Biblical flood.Read more

A brief introduction to Brutalism

Loved and loathed, revered and reviled: Brutalism remains one of the most controversial and misunderstood architectural styles of the 20th century.Read more