About Purple Brolly

My aim is to record as many instances of British creativity, integrity, courage, justice and fair play as I can and to give a flavour of the land I call home. All research is based on a minimum of two public domain sources, usually more. Any hint of my personal opinion is unintentional, but may creep in on rare occasions. If you need to contact me, my email address is purplebrolly@britdips.xyz. Cheers x

Articles created by Purple Brolly

17/10/2021

Polythene and Perspex

Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), once the UK’s biggest manufacturing company,…

05/10/2021

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday is the day before Good Friday and commemorates…

25/09/2021

DEFRA

The ministerial Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)…

18/09/2021

Led Zeppelin

Founded by ex-Yardbirds guitarist Jimmy Page (1944-) from Middlesex in…

17/09/2021

Channel swimming

The North/Irish Channel: This is the stretch of sea between…

10/09/2021

Middle English

Between the historical turning points of the Norman Conquest and…

02/09/2021

Flinders Petrie, pioneer of Egyptology

Although his grandfather, Capt. Matthew Flinders (1774-1814), was the first…

29/08/2021

Gypsies and Travellers

There are at least 60,000 members of the UK’s nomadic…

23/08/2021

Official Secrets Act

The UK has had an Official Secrets Act since concerns…

29/07/2021

Bank Holidays

Before the 1871 Bank Holiday Act, there were only the…

19/07/2021

Belfast

The port of Belfast has been the capital of Northern…

11/07/2021

The Vikings

‘Vikings‘ is the collective name for many different seafaring marauders,…