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

Fun in the Sun: 20 Amazing Archive Images of Post-war Britain

Breaking New Ground is a pioneering 21-month project to digitise 10,000 images from the John Laing Photographic Collection.Read more

A Brief Introduction to Gasholders

Gasworks once brought light and warmth to homes across England. Hundreds of their most prominent landmarks – gasholders – are now being demolished and lost from the landscape forever. Read more

Ramsgate’s Historic Past in 10 Images

From quiet fishing village to prosperous port and popular seaside resort, here are some of Ramsgate’s architectural highlights.Read more

The Modernist Buildings of Ove Arup

Ove Nyquist Arup is considered to be one of the most important structural engineers of the 20th century. Here’s our guide to his most significant buildings.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

Small Projects, Big Impact: How John Laing Influenced Our Everyday

The John Laing construction company are most famous for their landmark post-war projects such as Coventry Cathedral, the M1 motorway and Berkley Nuclear Power Station.Read more

A Brief Introduction to Jewish Cemeteries

Jewish burial grounds existed in Medieval England but were lost after the expulsion of the Jews in 1290. 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