Geography & Environment Category

16/12/2021

The Oak

Two types of oak tree are native to the UK ~ the English and the sessile. Others…

25/11/2021

Moles

There are two schools of thought about our estimated 41,400,000 moles and their underground activities. One is…

08/11/2021

DEFRA

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is only the 10th biggest UK government department…

07/11/2021

Belfast

The city of Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital, has endured its fair share of bombings, both during WW2…

30/01/2021

Liverpool

‘Port of Departure (or Arrival):Liverpool‘ appears in many a search for records of family ancestors, since Liverpool’s…

13/11/2020

Hampton Court Palace

King Henry VIII (1491-1547) owned dozens of castles, mansions and palaces. One that remains today is the…

12/10/2020

British Antarctic Territory

Britain’s two tallest mountains by far ~ Mount Hope (10,627ft.) and Mount Jackson (10,446ft.) ~ sit within…

14/07/2020

North York Moors

Designated a National Park in 1952, the North York Moors comprise 355,000 acres of rural land with…

04/07/2020

Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown

Northumbrian Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (1716-83) entered landscape gardening with an enthusiasm and vision that propelled him to…

06/06/2020

David Bellamy, environmentalist

Dr David Bellamy, OBE (1933-2019) grew up in London but moved to Durham in 1960, where he…

20/05/2020

Postcodes

Any UK, Isle of Man or Channel Island address can be found in the Royal Mail database…

23/04/2020

Buckingham Palace

King James I & VI (1566-1625) tried his hand at sericulture on 42 acres in central London…