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A pencilman in Kimberley

Kimberley. Not really known as an art epicentre. But wait, in the middle of town there’s the William Humphreys Gallery, one of the country’s finest public art institutions. 506 more words

Carl Becker Artist

The Pilot Range: Tea & Crumpets

The TARDIS landed with a windy breeze blowing. It landed in Victorian London, which stank, a lot. The doors creaked open. A tall-ish man stepped out, in a pin stripped suit, a bowler hat, and he had a fine moustache. 3,612 more words

The Moir Range

Real estate: Five Victorian-era homes on the market

Are you the creative type, yearning for a one-of-a-kind home? Maybe even one with a dramatic, romantic feel? Then a Victorian home might just be for you. 637 more words


From Queen Victoria to a demolished Arch

The Secret St Leonards Walking Trail

More from the cutting room floor.

The Queen stands there without a grimace although she has a bullet in her knee – I wonder if it is still inside her? 25 more words

History Walks

(Anarchist) bill stickers will NOT be prosecuted after all

In July 1893 all London was waiting for the marriage of the year – that Prince George the duke of York and Mary of Teck. Princess Mary had been supposed to marry the prince’s elder brother, Albert Victor, but he had died in 1892. 443 more words

Police Court

Victorian Architecture: a modern symbol

Victorian Architecture

Summary: Victorian architectural styles are used in modern residential construction of today. The irresistible charm of the Victorian house has made the Victorian era a historical symbol of elegance and class. 1,329 more words

A generous marquess and a light-fingered tutor

The marquess of Salisbury had employed Charles Marchand (a German national) to tutor his son, the little Lord Cranbourne for a little over 18 months. Unfortunately while Marchand may have been an excellent teacher he was also a little dishonest. 435 more words

Police Court