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

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

Devastating V2 Rocket Attack on Woolworths, New Cross, London

On 25th November 1944 a German V2 rocket bomb made a direct hit on a crowded Woolworths store in south London.Read more

The Secret War: Resistance in Britain During the Second World War

Britain’s war against Germany and her allies in the Second World War was not confined to the battlefields.Read more

The Story of Camouflage During the Second World War

The British Army School of Camouflage was founded in 1916 and based in London’s Kensington Gardens.Read more

Hidden in Plain Sight: Evidence of the Second World War

On 3 September 1939 Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declared war on Nazi Germany.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

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