What you always wanted to know about town criers (but were afraid to ask)*
I have a confession to make. I have a soft spot for town criers. Okay, in their frocks, tights and tricorne hats, their faces red and strained from shouting, they….
What’s sport to do with heritage? Showcase Oxford
This blog post is co-written by Felicity Crawford, Oxford Preservation Trust’s sporting guru, and features interviews with Chris Freeman, Oxfordshire….
How to spot a Georgian building
Read a Jane Austen novel and you'll be transported back into a scenery of architecture and landscape we today recognise as Georgian. The buildings of this era have a….
Watch out for the gargoyles!...
…And the corbels, columns, and even the odd green man. Yes, I’m talking about the weird and wonderful carvings that you can find in historic churches up and….
A day in the life of Petworth House and Park
They say it takes all sorts, a statement certainly true of Petworth House and Park in West Sussex. It takes the varied expertise and dedication of the whole team to keep….
How to keep your volunteers happy - 6 tips
Six tips coming. But first, very likely, you’re a volunteer yourself. So ask yourself: what keeps you happy? For my part, what keeps me happy as a volunteer is….
Transport will be a key theme up and down the country during Heritage Open Days. From Merseyside Transport Trust’s classic bus rides to Newcastle’s Victoria….
Ten clues to help you identify a Victorian house
Seemingly obviously, Victorian houses were built between 1837 and 1901, when Queen Victoria was on the throne. However some people, including the Victorian Society….
What to look out for in architecture
Here are just a few tips – not a deep lesson – on what to look out for to form an opinion about your surroundings. (Deep lessons are available, but….