Tagged: Dover Castle

The illuminating history of lighting

Osborne lit up at night
Posted:
6 November 2017
Posted By:
Tom Moriarty
Categories:
History Uncovered, Things To Do

Forget the cold - the worst thing about winter is the dark. You wake up in the dark and get home in the dark. If you work indoors, you may sneak a slither of sunlight at lunchtime if you’re lucky, but that's your lot. The NHS estimates that 1 in 15 people get Seasonal Affective Disorder in the UK ...

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Dunkirk on the Home Front

British troops waiting to be evacuated on a beach near Dunkirk. Chronicle / Alamy Stock Photo
Posted:
6 July 2017
Posted By:
Rowena Willard-Wright
Categories:
History Uncovered

The epic evacuation of 338,000 troops from Dunkirk was one of the defining moments of the Second World War. Officially known as Operation Dynamo, the evacuation was masterminded from a naval base beneath Dover Castle. Long, brick lined tunnels, known as ‘casemates’, had been cut into Dover’...

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Things to do in July 2017

Posted:
29 June 2017
Posted By:
Jamie Bellinger
Categories:
Things To Do

Summer is in full swing, and there's lots going on at our historic places all across England. As the school holidays begin, our Medieval Knights Season gets underway with live jousts and knights tournaments. New openings at Hailes Abbey, Osborne and St Augustine's Abbey are bringing the stories of o...

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Why do we have Easter eggs?

Pace eggs - traditional Easter eggs. Sam Bilton
Posted:
6 April 2017
Posted By:
Sam Bilton
Categories:
Historical How Tos

Easter is the most important date in the Christian calendar. Every year, Christians around the world remember Jesus’ crucifixion and celebrate his resurrection three days later. But how did the egg come to represent Easter? We take a look at some of the theories, explore the traditions that hav...

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