Archive for: August 2015

Member Recommended: Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey
Posted:
24 August 2015
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
Your Stories

Set on a headland high over the picturesque fishing port of Whitby, the hauntingly dramatic ruins of Whitby Abbey have been a source of artistic inspiration for centuries. To find out what makes the abbey so unique, we spoke to Members’ Panellist, writer, and serious Whitby enthusiast Lindsay Anne...

Read the full article

The Queen and her Cakes

Queen Victoria and Family
Posted:
5 August 2015
Posted By:
Michael Hunter
Categories:
History Uncovered

In honour of the Great British Bake Off returning to our screens, Curator Michael Hunter gives a brief account of a quintessential British institution, afternoon tea, and gets to the soggy bottom of three cakes closely associated with Queen Victoria: Battenburg Cake, Victoria Sponge and Osborne Pudd...

Read the full article

Trinity Weapon Test

York Cold War Bunker
Posted:
4 August 2015
Posted By:
Rachael Bowers
Categories:
History Uncovered

Seventy years ago the Trinity weapon test set into motion a series of events which made York Cold War Bunker necessary. In this post, Rachael Bowers, the Site Manager in York, explores the events of 1945 and how this prompted governments to invest in nuclear bunkers....

Read the full article