Highlights in the Autumn 2017 issue include:
The Festival of Britain: Memories of the great 1951 spectacle and the launch of a campaign by This England for a similar celebration to coincide with the United Kingdom leaving the European Union.
Reaching for the Skies: The inspiring story of how a Second World War Lancaster bomber is being painstakingly restored as a memorial to the courage and sacrifice of a young airman.
Literary Landscapes of England: In 1865 Elihu Burritt was appointed United States Consul in Birmingham. The book he wrote, recording his rambles around the city and surrounding countryside, gives a unique view of Victorian England.
England’s Last Revolution: The little-known story of how, in 1817, a small village in Derbyshire became the unlikely setting for an insurrection that shocked the nation.
Taking to the Skies with Bradshaw’s: Their railway timetables are world famous, but during the 1930s the same publishers also produced an International Air Guide. Looking at them today is to recall an era of elegance and style.
It’s a Snail’s Pace in Twickenham: The entertaining account of how seven elderly allotment holders, each with an interesting story to tell and fuelled by brandy and homemade cakes, became the subjects of a magnificent oil painting.