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Tyneside at War

Posted by Pete on 26th Apr 2022

Our historian, Pete, explores the role that Newcastle played in winning the Great War Newcastle has plenty of claims to fame. Ant & Dec were both born and bred in the city. Greggs opened i … read more

New York via Glasgow

Posted by Pete on 25th Apr 2022

Our historian, Pete, tells the story of his family's journey from Tsarist Lithuania to the banks of the River Clyde Long ago, before the rise of commercial aviation, the ocean voyage from L … read more

London's Revolting Earls

Posted by Pete on 20th Apr 2022

Our historian, Pete, takes us on a journey back to 17th Century London London. LDN. The Big Smoke. Whatever nickname you prefer, the UK capital is known and loved by people across the world. … read more

Oxford: City of Dreaming Spires

Posted by Pete on 12th Jan 2022

Photo by Liv Cashman on UnsplashOur historian, Pete, reflects on what Oxford means to him... "And that sweet city with her dreaming spires, She needs not June for beauty’s heightening.” The 19th … read more

Liverpool: The New York of Europe

Posted by Pete on 5th Jan 2022

Our historian, Pete, dives into the melting-pot of Liverpool's past... As a Manc I admit it through gritted teeth, but Liverpool is a pretty special place. Sitting on the east bank of the Me … read more