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Jenks as Museum Curator: Queen Victoria's Pony


Despite Jenks’ desire to create a scientific natural history museum befitting the university, some of the collections acquired for the museum clearly catered to the interests of the general public. 405 more words

Jenks Museum

We Are Not Amused IV

Dr Nick Hervey examines the historic role of the police in royal protection in the fourth in a series of twelve guest posts.

The police (or rather, the Bow Street Runners) had a long history of involvement with royalty, acting in the capacity of bodyguards. 1,255 more words


Darwen Tower

After our walk to the India Mills chimney we got into the car and made our way onto the A666 back into the town. Signs for the tower soon appeared and we followed them obediently until the road we were on came to an end. 1,733 more words


Queen Victoria's Profile in a Rock

This rock formation, known locally as profile rock, appears as a silhouette of queen Victoria. She gazes out to see above the harbour entrance of Boscastle, North Cornwall, UK.


Queen Of The Castle

“Nothing will turn a man’s home into a castle more quickly and effectively than a dachshund.” ~ Queen Victoria

Greg Valentine

Named Best Dog Walker: Sniff Seattle

Dog Photos

Literary Loch Lomond and the Trossachs: 20. Glenfinglas and Loch Venachar

Glen Finglas

In 1853 John Ruskin (1819-1900), his wife Effie, and John Everett Millais (1829-96), stayed in the village of Brig o’ Turk, which gets its name from an eighteenth century bridge, carefully widened and restored in the 1930s, over the burn which flows through Glenfinglas. 4,224 more words

Literary Loch Lomond And The Trossachs

Rushing the Rhubarb Season

The daffodils have just emerged and so have the rhubarb leaves in my back yard. Since the stalks are still too small to harvest, I cheated and bought a few from the supermarket. 276 more words