History Blogs

I love history, heritage and exploring the stories of places, people and things. Here, you'll find my Time Pieces History Project posts and more.

Time Pieces History Project Item 21: The Castle Keep

By Gudrun | 10:00 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – The Castle Keep.  The Castle Keep – Introduction to Item 21 Everybody has an object that makes them feel like they’re ‘home’ when they…

Time Pieces History Project Item 20: Lipstick Case

By Gudrun | 10:00 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – the lipstick case. The Lipstick Case – Introduction to Item 20 This lipstick case represents the one carried by my ‘adopted grandmother’, Margaret, in…

Time Pieces History Project Item 19: Curry House

By Gudrun | 10:00 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – the curry house. The Curry House – Introduction to Item 19 This particular curry house is about five minutes’ walk from my house. In…

Time Pieces History Project Item 18: Mog the Cat

By Gudrun | 10:00 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – Mog the Cat. Mog the Cat – Introduction to Item 18 This Mog the Cat belonged to my baby brother, Ed, and he carried…

Time Pieces History Project Item 16: The Mask

By Gudrun | 10:00 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – the mask. The Mask – Introduction to Item 16 Yet another random object from my childhood, this mask has adorned one wall or another…

Time Pieces History Project Item 15: Heworth Tomb

By Gudrun | 10:00 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – Heworth Tomb. The Heworth Tomb – Introduction to Item 15 Heworth tomb represents someone who’s popped up before. My great-grandmother, Mam, who you met…

Time Pieces History Project Item 14: Photo Viewer

By Gudrun | 10:00 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – the photo viewer. The Photo Viewer – Introduction to Item 14 This photo viewer represents a very important person in my life, but not…

Time Pieces History Project Item 13: Doll House

By Gudrun | 10:00 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – the doll house. The Doll House – Introduction to Item 13 I always wanted a doll house. I have always been fascinated by perfect…

Time Pieces History Project Item 12: Yellow Clogs

By Gudrun | 10:00 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – yellow clogs. The Yellow Clogs – Introduction to Item 12 My dad brought these yellow clogs back from Holland when I was about four…

Time Pieces History Project Item 11: Butterfly Bun

By Gudrun | 10:00 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – the butterfly bun (a small cake). Introduction to Item 11 – Butterfly Bun My grandma was a big part of my early life. She…