To mark the news that the fantastic Peaky Blinders has been commissioned for a second series here’s Cillian Murphy smoldering on horseback in the opening scene of the first episode. … Continue reading
A telephone engineer rigs the new telephone lines high above Maddox Street and Conduit Street in Mayfair in 1925. Rather him than me.
Venturing across the Atlantic because it seems somehow appropriate today: here’s the famous Laddie Boy — ‘owned’ by President Warren Harding — celebrating his birthday with a dog biscuit cake … Continue reading
Despite the codification of association rules and the development of the modern professional game, older traditions of folk or crowd football continued all the way through the twentieth century. This … Continue reading
As the rain falls and the nights close it seems like a good time to have something to look forward to: the first issue of the Great Western Railways’s official … Continue reading
Adam and I have just got back from doing the Bearbones 200. Organized by the same guys who do the Welsh Ride Thing and El-an-Back this is a bit different: … Continue reading
Patriotism, commercial self-interest and a vision of the office of the future come together in this 1928 advert for Sankey-Sheldon’s “Modern Steel Furniture”. I want that desk.
As soon as you mention that you’re thinking about doctoral research or a career in academia people—wise, sane and well-meaning people—will warn you off. They will give a range … Continue reading
A poster produced as part of the marketing campaign through which Canada’s federal government tried to lure young British migrants to the country after 1923.