A Permanent Memorial to a Controversial Case

Contributed by David Hewitt Under tall trees, in a quiet garden, a memorial has been unveiled to a controversial case from the Great War. The memorial stands next to the Cenotaph in Thornton Cleveley...

A Journey into Russia

As the Käthe Buchler exhibition, Beyond the Battlefields, enters its final week, Jennifer Deakin writes about another woman photographer of the period: Florence Farmborough (1887-1978). Jennifer is c...

No Petticoats Here, by Louise Jordan

Link to video ‘Behind the Songs’ In this blog, Louise Jordan, talks about how she went about uncovering forgotten stories of women in the First World War for her song writing project ‘No Petticoats H...

Nick Mansfield voting rights – Waitrose Weekend

When women won the right to vote 100 years ago, they were not alone: millions of working-class men also came in from the democratic cold.  In this interview with Alice Ryan of the Waitrose Weekend ma...

Witnessing War – 24th March 2018

In her photographs, Käthe Buchler captured not only German citizens during the First World War, but also illustrated the widespread impact of conflict. The photographs are of interest not only for th...

Willow Connections: Exploring Castle Donington

The Trent Valley in the East Midlands was once one of the most important areas for willow growing and basketmaking in the country. The parish of Castle Donington, on the border of Leicestershire, Not...