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 85: Maltese Fishing Boat

By Gudrun | May 7, 2020

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 Maltese Fishing Boat. The Maltese Fishing Boat – Introduction to Item 85 Malta wasn’t somewhere that was even on my radar until a…

Time Pieces History Project Item 84: The Hanging House

By Gudrun | May 5, 2020

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 Hanging House. The Hanging House – Introduction to Item 84 My younger brother has lived in Ghent, Belgium, for about 12 years, and…

Time Pieces History Project Item 83: Flinders Street Station

By Gudrun | April 30, 2020

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 – Flinders Street Station. Flinders St Station – Introduction to Item 83 I graduated from university in 2007, and in the summer of that year…

Time Pieces History Project Item 82: York Minster

By Gudrun | April 28, 2020

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 – York Minster. York Minster – Introduction to Item 82 Although I’ve lived in the North East for most of my life, and it’s where…

Time Pieces History Project Item 81: The Washhouse

By Gudrun | April 23, 2020

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 washhouse. The Washhouse – Introduction to Item 81 As a family, we’ve been visiting Brittany in the North West of France for over…

Visit North East: George Stephenson’s ‘Billy’

By Gudrun | April 22, 2020

*DISCLAIMER: I intended to visit the Stephenson Railway Museum to take my own photographs & learn more. I will be updating this post after the Covid19 lockdown has ended* The Killingworth Colliery George Stephenson went to work for Killingworth Colliery, owned by Lord Ravensworth, in 1812. The area had several pits, with Ravensworth’s the best…

Time Pieces History Project Item 80: The Zoo

By Gudrun | April 21, 2020

 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 zoo. The Zoo – Introduction to Item 80 Zoos, like circuses, are somewhat controversial these days, although the few I’ve visited give the…

Time Pieces History Project Item 79: The Theatre

By Gudrun | April 16, 2020

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 theatre. The Theatre – Introduction to Item 79 I love the theatre, although I don’t go as often as I would like. When…

Time Pieces History Project Item 78: Walking

By Gudrun | April 14, 2020

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 – walking. Walking – Introduction to Item 78 When I was deciding the title for this post, I wasn’t sure what to go for. ‘Walking’…

Time Pieces History Project Item 77: Dancing

By Gudrun | April 9, 2020

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 – dancing. Dancing – Introduction to Item 77 OK, dancing is not strictly an item, but it’s very definitely a leisure pursuit. I have to…