Those were the days: January 1947: The most severe winter in modern history
As Britain contemplated a blast of Arctic winds bringing flurries of snow, we recall this time 70 years ago when the country experienced one of the most severe winters in modern history. Between January and March that year, snow fell every day somewhere in the country for 55 days straight and it was so cold that it remained on the ground for much longer than that.
Antiques Column: Canterbury tales and tribulations
The Canterbury, in the most basic terms, is a low, open-top piece of furniture with partitions or slats for storing sheet music, often made with additional storage in the bottom in the form of a drawer – or, in modern terms, a magazine rack.
Those were the days: 1929, Speedway star and Wall of Death hero Clem Beckett
A play touring to the Lantern Theatre next week, Dare Devil Rides to Jarama, tells the story of Clem Beckett, star of speedway in its burgeoning years of the late Twenties and Thirties, a daredevil Wall of Death rider, and a political activist who died in the Spanish Civil War in 1937.