The Battle of Britain: 80 Years On

In early summer 1940 the country had been seriously weakened following the evacuation from Dunkirk of the core of its professional army, the British Expeditionary Force, leaving the country alone in the fight against Hitler.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

Operation Dynamo, 80 Years On: The Miracle of Dunkirk

Towards the end of May 1940 during the Second World War, the British Expeditionary Force along with Allied troops, had been forced by the German army to make a fighting retreat to the coast of northern France.Read more

Women in the Workforce During the Second World War: Taking on Men’s Roles

With hundreds of thousands of men away fighting during the Second World War, labour shortages became acute. Women were needed to fill men’s roles. Read more

Children’s Lives in Second World War Britain

The experience of children in Britain – forced to interact with the adult realities of the Second World War (September 1939 -September 1945) – is a largely untold story.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

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