6 Steps to Finding Out Your Home’s History Online

You can trace the architectural history of your house through old maps, photographs and written records, and many of these useful resources are online.Read more

7 Reasons to love historic Norwich

Norwich is the only English city in a National Park (the Norfolk Broads) and until the Industrial Revolution was the second largest city in the country.Read more

8 ways Yorkshire has changed the world

In the 19th and 20th centuries many of the biggest social and political changes originated or gained unstoppable momentum in Yorkshire.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

5 Innovative Ways of Living

How we create our homes and the spaces around them reflects our constantly evolving lifestyles, needs and social trends.Read more

6 Evocative Literary Locations

Many authors and the characters they created have lived in and loved England, evoking streetscapes, landscapes and buildings throughout their work.Read more

Coventry: A Journey Through Time

From the ruins of St Michaels Cathedral to the Black Princes Manor, with the bountiful gardens of Lady Herbert and the old Council Chambers, Coventry’s walls are brimming with history.Read more