Archive of: 2015

  • Norwich Castle: Castle reflects military might

    A square keep, trapped in the middle of Norwich’s bustling city, is all that remains of a huge castle complex built in 1094 that eventually expanded over a 23 acre site.

  • Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire: Palace fit for a king

    Blenheim Palace is close to the busy little town of Woodstock in Oxfordshire. It was built to reward John Churchill for beating the French army in Germany, but during construction another battle loomed…with Queen Anne.

  • Major Church Restoration Project: Death Watch Beetle Damage

    There is nothing more beautiful than a British church. Standing solid amid the countryside they look like they could stand for a Millennium. But there is one tiny wood-boring beetle that could bring the roof crashing down.

  • Lady Willoughby de Eresby: A Lady of Substance

    After 30 or more years Lady Willoughby de Eresby is standing down as President of the Men of the Stones. Here, in a farewell interview, she talks to editor Mel Russ about her time as head of the charity.