6 Historic Sites To Look Out For During Notting Hill Carnival

It’s the 69th Notting Hill Carnival this weekend and the streets of Kensington and Chelsea will be full of Soca music, steel pan bands, sizzling Caribbean food stalls and an array of dazzling costumes and parade floats.Read more

A Brief Introduction to Lidos

Increasing water safety concerns in the 1920s inspired the creation of outdoor pools with concrete, tiled tanks and water filtration systems.Read more

6 Listed Sites that Survive From the Age of the Steam Train

In homage to an iconic era of train-travel, we take a look at some of the most important listed sites associated with steam locomotives in England.Read more

A Brief Introduction to Bandstands

In Victorian Britain public parks were developed to promote health and wellbeing, and bandstands became focal points for communal entertainment.Read more

Historic Window Glass: The Use of Chemical Analysis to Date Manufacture

David Dungworth works for the Heritage Protection Department and is part of the team that provides English Heritage with specialist skills in heritage science. This post is based on his research on historic window glass, where the primary aim is to improve the conservation of historic glass by providing a means to identify which panes are original and which are later replacements.  I work in a laboratory where we use techniques from materials science to study artefacts and materials, fromRead more