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Where The Streets Get Their Names: Kitchener Street

By Lisa Terech, Community Engagement

Just east of Ritson Road, between Olive and Highway 401, one can find Kitchener Street. This street bears the name of Horatio Herbert Kitchener, the 1st Earl Kitchener. 422 more words


Historic Wells of West Yorkshire 4: Boar’s Well, Bradford

I’ve got to admit that this is not the most prepossessing well I’ve ever visited. It’s little more than a pond that forms at the outflow of a culverted spring. 277 more words


Living Monuments: Artist Nina Rossi's "Pedestal Takeover"

By Marla Miller

Now more than ever public attention is drawn to the ways in which public art creates space to talk about a wide range of subjects, past, present and future. 2,007 more words

In The Field

Wokingham in Past Times

Local historian Jim Bell looks back at some newspaper reports from the Reading Mercury about life in nineteenth century Wokingham.

Sat 7th Sept 1839 Reading Mercury… 689 more words

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My Home Town 2

by John Mankelow

Christ Church College, Oxford, is one of the larger colleges that form Oxford University. It owes its origins to Cardinal Thomas Wolsey who in 1525, at the height of his power, suppressed the Priory of St Frideswide in Oxford and founded Cardinal College on its lands, using funds from the dissolution of Wallingford Priory and other minor priories. 584 more words


A House Through The Ages, S2, Ep2: Benfleet Hall – Building a New Parish

Today sees the second post of our house history series about Benfleet Hall, researched and written by volunteer Clive. Sutton’s local studies centre is a great place to get started on your own house history. 1,485 more words

Reflections Then and Now is ready for takeover

Before Image Rights Reserved to Time pix and Manchester Libraries


Welcome to today article where I will be providing a much needed update on the project called Reflections Then & Now and the potential launch date of the project. 744 more words

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