William ‘Billy’ Tallon was the Queen Mother’s devoted servant for 51 years. Now a play has been written about this “fabulously camp, larger-than-life character”. Background The Queen Mother’s household was quite unlike any other that survived into the early 21st century, retaining an Edwardian splendour. A very grand household, it employed more than a dozen full-time… More Backstairs Billy
Being a City Adventurer can be a lot of fun. We get to explore new places, discover new things and experience adventures. … More Are you a City Adventurer?
I’m finally ready to launch the social group “City Adventurers” and will be blogging about our adventures on the alternative website https://cityadventurers.wordpress.com/ as well as here. Please visit us and subscribe to my blogs.
Your chance to see the Gilbert White House for free:- Heritage Open Day is 19th September 2019 Tickets available for Heritage Open Days Three historic figures at one historic house Gilbert White House Gilbert White’s House Gilbert White was a “parson-naturalist”, a pioneering English naturalist and ornithologist. He is best known for his world-famous book Natural History and… More Three historic figures at one historic house
The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) is a project launched in 2004 by UNESCO to promote cooperation among cities which recognized creativity as a major factor in their urban development. The cities approved have all met the required criteria set by UNESCO covering: Quality, quantity and diversity of publishing in the city Quality and quantity of educational programmes focusing on… More UNESCO Creative Cities Network
D.H. Lawrence is celebrated at the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum in Eastwood Located in the house where he was born in 1885, the exhibition has been laid out in the style of a late 19th-century working class miner’s house. The museum extends to the house next door which houses a short film, a small exhibition of his memorabilia and the… More Visiting the birthplace of D.H. Lawrence.
Our coach rumbled along the long driveway, past the remains of a 12th century Augustinian priory, coming to a halt in front of a large impressive house. Stepping off our transportation, we were greeted and led inside to a stone staircase. In days gone by we would have climbed the stairs outside the building, but they… More A Special Guided Tour Of Newstead Abbey
Due for release in the UK on 10th August, Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero is a 2018 computer-animated adventure film about the real-life Sergeant Stubby, a stray Boston Terrier who becomes a hero during World War I. Although the film credits state that the characters in the film are fictitious, the film follows the actual actions of the dog and includes real people involved… More Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Michael Jackson, the “King of Pop”, would have been 60 on 29 August 2018. While some people are known by just one name – Madonna, Cher, Bono, Sting – he could be recognised by just his hand or his eyes, his silhouette or a single dance move. Some have said that made him more than… More Michael Jackson: On the Wall
Bernard Louis De Koven was born on October 15, 1941. He was an American games designer who was a beloved inspiration to generations of game players and designers. In spring 2017, De Koven notified his blog followers that he had terminal cancer and only about one year left to live. He asked that they continue to spread… More Bernard Louis De Koven