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Far From The Madding Crowd: The Costumes

Far From The Madding Crowd: The Costumes

If I had to make a movie of a Thomas Hardy novel,I would definitely choose 'Far From the Madding Crowd', especially since I had to study 'Tess of the …

The Real Factory Women of Wartime London

The Real Factory Women of Wartime London

These women were all training in various London polytechnics to work in munitions factories during the early 1940s. I'm not sure these women would …

London in 1941

London in 1941

London was a very different city in 1941. Alongside the landmarks we all recognize there were clear signs of the Blitz and the toll that war was …

Let’s Dance!

Let’s Dance!

The forecast heatwave seems to have arrived in full force today and it's far too hot to actually dance, so here are some vintage photos of people …

Lost Films: Salome (1918)

Lost Films: Salome (1918)

A shocking 90% of American films made before 1929 have been lost forever. Why? There seem to be two main reasons: A huge number of films were …

Divine Provenance

Divine Provenance

Have you heard the amazing story of this vintage 1950s wedding dress?  It was anonymously donated to the charity St. Gemma's Hospice (who are based …

What 1930 Looked Like in the Movies

What 1930 Looked Like in the Movies

1930 bridged the gap between the decadent 1920s and the introduction and enforcement of the Hayes Motion Picture Code which cracked down on …

Famous Ladies Who Have Joined the Corset Craze

Famous Ladies Who Have Joined the Corset Craze

If 2014 was primarily the “Year of the Selfie” (see: just about every showbiz article written that year), it was also the “Year of the …

Snapshot: Paris in 1926

Snapshot: Paris in 1926

I love the idea of collating images which give a real flavour of what a place was like at a point in time. All of the photos below were taken in …

Building Manhattan Bridge (Without a Safety Harness) 1908

Building Manhattan Bridge (Without a Safety Harness) 1908

Wow, you'd certainly need a head for heights to do this job!  Back in 1908-9 when the Manhattan bridge was under construction there was no such …

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Chocolate Orange Cake

Chocolate Orange Cake

I've never had Chocolate Orange cake before. In fact I don't think I've even seen one on offer anywhere and I have no idea why not! Chocolate and …

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