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

How to Recreate an Archive Photograph

Carrie Marks, Imaging Technician Trainee for our John Laing Breaking New Ground project, decided to re-shoot some of the old photographs in the collection to highlight how the buildings have changed (or not) over time.Read more

9 Ancient Roman Ruins You Need to Visit

Remains of Roman Britain can be found everywhere, from walls left in our cities to forts and villas in the countryside. Read more

10 Places That Tell the Story of the Mayflower

2020 sees the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower. Here are nine places that tell the Mayflower story.Read more

10 Amazing Archive Images of 20th-century Yorkshire

Settle down and be Idle for a few moments, as we Jump to it and spin you a Yorkshire Yarm that we’re sure you will a-Dore.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

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

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