8 of England’s Most Magnificent Libraries

Libraries are ingrained into the blueprints of cities worldwide. As well as their obvious educational importance, they play a substantial role culturally and historically. Read more

6 Poems to Ponder on National Poetry Day

From William Wordsworth to Stevie Smith, generations of English poets have been inspired by place.Read more

Just Listed: 8 Cutting-Edge Libraries of the Late C20

In the 1960s there was a lifting of government controls on building which saw an unprecedented spate of library building with 350 being built across the UK. Scandinavian building styles dominated and for small libraries, circular or polygonal buildings were popular.Read more

5 Heritage Sites Saved by their Local Community

1. Hastings Pier, East Sussex Hastings Pier was built in 1872 and flourished during the Victorian seaside tourist boom. Following a recent troubled history it has been rescued by Hastings Pier Charity and White Rock Trust who, with grants from English Heritage and Heritage Lottery Fund, are repairing the Victorian structure to create a People’s Pier, owned by local residents and businesses. 2. Battersea Arts Centre, London Battersea Arts Centre Charity campaigned to save this building in 1970 when it was threatenedRead more