Geography & Environment Category

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…

03/04/2020

Hedgehogs

It is not known exactly how many of these spine-backed, small, hibernating mammals there are in the…

09/03/2020

Cardiff

Until the Industrial Revolution, Cardiff was just a small town, having a population of only 1,870 in…

12/02/2020

The Thames Barrier

The Thames Barrier is the world’s second largest flood defence system. Without it, the sides of the…

26/01/2020

Gardening

A favourite pastime in the UK is gardening, with many considering it a bonus of retirement, when…

14/01/2020

Gibraltar

Long ago, Gibraltar, Spain and Morocco were connected but after the Atlantic Ocean flooded into the Mediterranean,…

06/12/2019

The English Channel

The English Channel was formed by catastrophic flooding from the direction of the North Sea. This occurred…

11/11/2019

The Norfolk Broads

The Norfolk Broads comprise an area of rivers, dykes, streams and lakes in the easternmost part of…

09/11/2019

The partition of Ireland

In 1800, Britain and Ireland passed the Acts of Union which abolished the Irish Parliament and put…

21/10/2019

The White Horse

Our most famous and oldest chalk-cut hill figure is the White Horse near Uffington. Unlike later equine…

28/09/2019

Birmingham

Birmingham is our second biggest city and is geographically just below the centre. It sits on a…