Friday, March 23, 2012

Missing Link

The Spanish link in cracking the Enigma code. A pair of rare Enigma machines used in the Spanish Civil War have been given to the head of GCHQ, Britain's communications intelligence agency. More>>

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

London cafes

London cafes: the surprising history of London's lost coffeehouses

Centuries ago, London cafes were politically provocative, intellectually charged dens Read more>>

If you have an interest in 19th century trades and family history please visit our trade directory collection at, these are equivalent to todays telephone directory or yellow pages for locating ancestors.

Friday, March 16, 2012

RAF Servicemen laid to rest after 60 years

Eight British servicemen killed when Royal Air Force plane crashed deep in the Malaysian jungle more than 60 years ago are finally laid to rest.

UK forces were dispatched to the country to fight against Communist insurgents in a conflict known as the Malayan Emergency between 1948 and 1960 Read more

Friday, March 2, 2012