Our two sparkling wines drunk on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were classic examples of the wine revolution currently taking place in England. Chapel Down, Sparkling Bacchus, made from the grape of that name, and Hush Heath, Balfour Brut Rose,… Read More ›
52 Books Challenge: #8 England, Their England
England, Their England by A. G. Donell is a novel classed as “social satire” set in 1920s England and written in 1933. I bought it having read a short positive critique of it by John Carey in his book The… Read More ›
Wordless Wednesday: A window into the past
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Sheffield England, c1400s
Was this the birthplace of a revolution that changed the world?
Coalbrookdale is a truly significant place in the history of the Industrial Revolution. It was here that Abraham Darby changed ironmaking by using coke instead of charcoal and his original furnace is preserved as a historic reminder.
This is how to meet your ancestors!
Probably the best outdoor museum in England, Blists Hill in the Ironbridge Gorge is a reconstructed Victorian Town where you can relive a typical day in shops, a pub, a working foundry, and even buy fish and chips old style.
England gets a bloody nose!
In my ignorance we visited Upnor Castle in our “usual mode” of being interested in the building and it’s purpose, but unusually for us, without any research into its history or related events. Because of this a bit of a… Read More ›
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