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Welwyn Roman Baths

Lying hidden beneath the A1(M) motorway just off the Welwyn by-pass, Welwyn Roman Baths are the fascinating 3rd century remains of the bathing complex that once formed part of the Dicket Mead Roman villa. The villa has not been fully excavated, however it is believed…

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Caistor Roman Town, Venta Icenroum

The Roman town of Venta Icenorum ‘market place of the Iceni’ was established c.70 AD as the capital of the Iceni tribe – the tribe made infamous in 61 AD when their queen, Boudicca, led a revolt against Roman rule. During the Roman occupation large…

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The Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol

The Clifton Suspension Bridge was designed by the prolific Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and first opened to the public over 150 years ago, after a long period of construction. In 1829 a competition was opened to design a bridge to cross the river Avon…

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Bramall Lane, Sheffield

Bramall Lane, Sheffield is the oldest professional football stadium in the world. Built in 1855 as a cricket ground, it hosted its first football game in 1862, between Hallam FC and Sheffield FC. The Sheffield Independent (30 December 1862) covered the game, including details about…

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Brighton Palace Pier, Brighton

Brighton Palace Pier, Brighton

Brighton Palace Pier, opened on 20 May 1899, was built as a pleasure pier to entertain and delight the high number of visitors brought by Britain’s growing railway network. Designed by Richard Saint George Moore on behalf of the Brighton Marine and Palace Pier Company,…

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The British Museum

Entry Fee? – This museum is free to enter. However, any exhibitions that are on may be ticketed and must be purchased from the ticket stool located in the Great Court.  Brief Description of the museum? – Established in 1735 and located in Bloomsbury, the…

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Royal London Hospital Museum

Entry Fee? – Free entry to the museum  Brief Description of the museum? – Housed in the former crypt of a nineteenth century church, the Royal London hospital is home to a plethora of outstanding artefacts relating to the hospitals 278-year history in the East-End…

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Bank of England Museum

Entry Fee? – This museum is free to enter.  Brief Description of the museum? – Located within the Bank of England itself, this museum is a fascinating insight into the history of the bank from its foundation in 1694 to the present day. As the…

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IRA Stoke Newington 1992 shootout

Despite being a methodical and highly problematic adversary to UK authorities for over 30 years, the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) did not always execute its plans as they were designed, as was the case on the 14th of November 1994.  At 1 pm a…

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Kenneth Howorth Memorial

The story of the Troubles is a tale fraught with terror and devastation, for a very long period of time the IRA cast a vast shadow over the city of London. However, for the citizens of the British Capital there were shining beacons of optimism…

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Docklands Bombing 1996

The resolution of the Troubles and the peace that has been enjoyed since were not always as assured as it may now seem, on numerous occasions the peace process could have collapsed completely. On the 9th of February 1996 a massive Provisional Irish Republican Army…

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