The Chilwell catastrophe: Fatal explosion on the home front

One hundred years ago a catastrophic explosion tore through the National Shell Filling Factory at Chilwell, Nottinghamshire.Read more

A year of ‘Landmark Listings’: England’s history protected

We have just launched a new series on our website highlighting fascinating historic sites, as part of our celebrating 100 years of heritage protection. They are all protected and their details are held in the online National Heritage List for England, hence it is called ‘Landmark Listings’, even though it showcases all the different types of legal protection. I work in the Designation Department, leading one of the small teams that recommends to Government which buildings or archaeological sites shouldRead more