Saturday 3rd June 2023 - Belfast Central Library opened in 1888, and was one of the first major public library buildings in Ireland.
My History Blog
Monday 15th May 2023 - Castle Bytham in Lincolnshire is one of the most significant motte and bailey castle in England.
Friday 31st March 2023 - The King Edward VII Memorial is a sculpture in memory of King Edward VII, located in Birmingham, but it is a shadow of its original self.
Monday 27th March 2023 - By the 1850s access to the City of London from the west was becoming congested and difficult. The answer was the viaduct at Holborn.
Wednesday 15th March 2023 - On a recent visit to Belfast I found myself wandering past this magnificent façade – The Merchant Hotel.
Saturday 11th March 2023 - I came to Weston super Mare for a long weekend away, and a fab time. I found Clarence Park on my first day and stopped at the café there for a snack. It was so good I came back again and again. You should too.
Monday 27th February 2023 - John Boultbee Brooks founder of J.B. Brooks and Co in 1866 making bicycle saddles, born and raised in Hinckley.
Sunday 19th February 2023 - In 1852, Birmingham Town Council decided that the old Town Hall of 1807 was too small, so a new City Hall began to be built.
Friday 17th February 2023 - I wasn’t going to visit Burton le Coggles – I was on my way somewhere else – but I saw the name on a signpost and could not resist. What was this place with such a wonderful name.
Monday 23rd January 2023 - The Leicestershire village of Foxton is best known for the amazing ladder of locks on the Grand Union Canal, but I came here to have a peek at the field just south of the lovely parish church.
Sunday 15th January 2023 - On the lawn outside Belfast City Hall stand a number of statues. This one is of James Horner Haslett, a former Mayor of Belfast
Saturday 7th January 2023 - Of all the prehistoric barrows in Wiltshire, the most visited must surely be those on Overton Hill.
Monday 2nd January 2023 - The Leicestershire village of Ashby Parva is charming and today is a fairly quiet place of some 250 inhabitants. That was not always the case.
Tuesday 27th December 2022 - This photo above shows yours truly sat at the village stocks. There is space for two people to sit side by side with their ankles in the stocks.
Thursday 22nd December 2022 - I just love Weston super Mare. It is a great classic British seaside resort with everything you would expect.
Saturday 17th December 2022 - I spent almost an entire day in Exeter Cathedral. It is a wonderful building packed with memorials, beautiful artworks, quirky corners and – if you time it right – some wonderful music praising God.
Friday 16th December 2022 - At the heart of London’s magnificent St Pancras Station stands this statue of the poet John Betjeman. And fully deserved is the honour.
Monday 12th December 2022 - The castle at Castle Bytham in Lincolnshire is one of the most significant motte and bailey castle in England.
Monday 5th December 2022 - The Wiltshire village of Avebury is best known for its massive prehistoric henge, but there is also a lovely medieval church located here.
Sunday 20th November 2022 - I came here to pay my respects to two graves of servicemen cared for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Saturday 19th November 2022 - Everyone loves a mystery – and few things are more massively mysterious than Silbury Hill.
Monday 7th November 2022 - The Chamberlain Memorial in bimringham was erected in 1880 to commemorate Joseph Chamberlain (1836–1914),
Friday 28th October 2022 - I came to Colsterworth in Lincolnshire astride the A1 to look for the graves of two servicemen
Sunday 23rd October 2022 - The Church of All Saints at Somerby, Leicestershire, is a lovely building – but an odd one.
Tuesday 18th October 2022 - The churchyard at Twyford, Leicestershire, holds two graves that are cared for by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission [CWGC].
Sunday 16th October 2022 - This is a burial mound where dozens of people were buried over a period of centuries some 4,000 years ago.
Monday 10th October 2022 - Leadenhall Market is a covered market in the City of London,
Saturday 8th October 2022 - The Grand Pier at Weston Super Mare is a fantastic place to visit
Wednesday 5th October 2022 - The magnificent Albert Clock Tower in Belfast is a key and much-loved, if slightly wonky, landmark in the city.