The Changing Face of Soho, London

The Changing Face of Soho, London

Soho is changing rapidly. It used to be an area of central London that was renowned for it’s strip clubs, sex shops and ‘exotic’ nightclubs, which were either seedy and deplorable or fascinating and exciting, depending on your outlook. Either way, it was at least...
800 Years of English History

800 Years of English History

800 Years of English History 800 Years of English History. Excellent article in The Guardian summarising 800 years of English history, and the 20 best places to visit to experience it. My particular favourite is the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley, birth place...
1939: England in Colour

1939: England in Colour

Here are some beautiful images of England taken in 1939. This is the England many people have in their imaginations...idyllic countryside, no traffic, good weather. Modern England is somewhat different, although there are still plenty of places that still look like...

New Town – 1948 British Town and Country Planning Documentary

We love this video explaining the thinking behind the British new towns created after World War 2. The theory was great - the reality not as good, unfortunately, especially as these towns and town centres have suffered from industrial decline and have failed to change...

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