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

7 Places to Celebrate the National Trust’s 125th Birthday

The National Trust was founded on 12 January 1895 by Octavia Hill, Sir Robert Hunter and Hardwicke Rawnsley.Read more

Top 5 blogs of 2019

In case you missed them, here are our most-read blogs of 2019. Thanks for following, we’ll be back with more great reads in the new year.Read more

England’s Historic Cities under Attack: the Baedeker Raids, 1942

Between late April and late June 1942, the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) deliberately targeted Britain’s historic towns and cities, causing widespread destructionRead more

6 Amazing images taken from above

The trailblazing Aerofilms Ltd, founded on 9 May 1919, combined new technology of powered flight with aerial cinematography and photography.Read more

6 Surprising images of pre-NHS nursing

To mark 70 years since the launch of the NHS, we take a look at 6 images from our recently rediscovered medical archive.Read more

How to take a great photograph

Ahead of the launch of our photography exhibition Spirit of the North, artist and photographer John Kippin shares his top tips for creating great images (on your camera phone or otherwise).Read more