Category Archives: Nostalgia

Got that Friday feeling?

Leawood Pump house is open on Satuday and Sunday 1 and 2 October, so what could be better than to get yourself down to the Cromford Canal and the High Peak Junction. Take a train ride from Whasandwell to Cromford and take … Continue reading

Posted in local history, Nostalgia, public history | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Got that #Friday feeling? Fancy a day out?

Leawood Pump house is open on Sunday 3 July so what could be better than to get yourself down to the Cromford Canal and the High Peak Junction. Take a train ride from Whasandwell to Cromford and take yourself back … Continue reading

Posted in landscape, local history, Nostalgia, objects, public history | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Day Out? – Enjoy our Industrial Heritage

At a loose end this weekend? Got that #Friday feeling? Get yourself down to Leawood Pump House and High Peak Junction on the Cronford Canal. Take a train ride from Whasandwell to Cromford and walk back along one of the … Continue reading

Posted in landscape, local history, Nostalgia, objects, public history | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The power of Place

Place attachment I have an incredible attachment to place; but what is place attachment, and what is this to do with history? How do we relate to it? Interact with it? Experience it? Understand place? How (if at all) is … Continue reading

Posted in landscape, local history, Nostalgia, oral history | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Wildfire Through Staffordshire – The Bilston Cholera Epidemic

Wildfire Through Staffordshire – Where Are the Graves is the first of a series of films presenting the work of Ian Henery, Walsall Poet Laureate. The Bilston Cholera Epidemic had been covered in the narrative of the book, Wildfire Through … Continue reading

Posted in local history, Nostalgia, oral history | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Telling stories – the one that got away

In 1975 my brother and I took a holiday in Cornwall. Not for a week on the beach at Newquay like most of the other men of our age, instead we elected to look at and photograph the legacy of … Continue reading

Posted in landscape, local history, Nostalgia, oral history, photographs | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Great Man Theory of History

I was thrown off the history CSE at school for not showing sufficient interest. If I take a Stoic view of myself, the history teacher was right, I had no interest in the Great Man theory of history. The Great … Continue reading

Posted in local history, Nostalgia, public history | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment