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 Stunning Country Houses You Need to Visit

This summer, heritage is reopening. Here are nine of our favourite country houses and gardens from around the country.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

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

5 Places That Tell the Story of Kensington and Chelsea

Once a predominantly rural area, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea was officially created in 1965 and over time has evolved into one of London’s most diverse and historic neighbourhoods.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

Home from the war: what happened to disabled First World War veterans

Around 2 million soldiers, sailors and airmen came home with some level of disability: over 40,000 were amputees; some had facial disfigurement or had been blinded.Read more

In Suburbia: Cottage Exhibitions

During the 20th century a number of houses have been built for demonstration purposes as much as occupation. One idea that caught the public imagination was for an area of dwellings in a variety of designs that could be visited as a temporary exhibition. The purpose of such displays was often to show examples of well-designed, low-cost housing or showcase innovation in planning and building methods and materials. There were precedents for this kind of display but it was theRead more

From Factory to Fireside: 6 Marvellous Model Villages

The later years of the industrial revolution brought about a radical change in living conditions for a lucky few.Read more