Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all our readers. The phrase Merry Christmas was first recorded in 1534 when Bishop John Fisher wrote a letter to Henry VIII's chancellor Thomas Cromwell.

Monday, 30 November 2020

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Darwin

 On 24 November 1859, Charles Darwin's book On The Origin of Species was published www.localhistories.org/darwin.html

Sunday, 22 November 2020

Victorian ladies

 I am sure we have all wondered how did women in the 19th century go to the toilet (use the bathroom) with all those layers of clothing. This excellent video discreetly explains it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUHeSTDv_24