Tag Archives: London

HISTORY SHARE: OLDEST HOUSE IN LONDON

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5215157/Story-Londons-oldest-house-worth-5-5m.html

TRIVIA TRAIL: SCOTLAND YARD

Question: Where in Scotland is Scotland Yard? Answer: It isn’t. It’s in London, England. The first public appearance of the re-organized police force was on September 29th, 1829.

PERSONAL EXPERIENCES

June 6th, 1944. D-Day. My father (who was, thankfully, stationed in England throughout WW II) told of passing an American barracks on D-Day and having American soldiers hail him so he could listen to an account of it on their radio. Nor was that the only historic event, or history-related event, our family experienced. My […]

HISTORIC STORMS: THE LONDON TORNADO OF 1091

When you think of tornadoes ripping through a city, London, England isn’t the first place that comes to mind, but it does get them. The earliest on record blew in (literally) on October 17th, 1091, or October 23rd, 1091, depending on which calendar you care to go by. (That Julian/Gregorian change-over thing.) Moving at around […]

HISTORY SHARE: JACK THE RIPPER

Not recommended for children, but older teens might find this site of interest. http://jack-the-ripper.org/

THE RAGGED SCHOOL MUSEUM (RE-POST)

In The Mud Rose, my young time travellers connect to their Victorian mudlarks through a visit to London’s Ragged School Museum. This museum was once the Barnardo-run Copperfield Ragged School, the largest of the schools supplying free education to the children of the poor. Now, however, it supplies not-so poor modern children with information on […]

NEW YEAR’S EVE TRADITIONS

Not all cultures consider January 1st the start of a new year, but those that do celebrate with various activities, some longstanding, other more modern. In the United States of America, people dance, drink champagne, eat cakes and other goodies, and watch the ‘ball drop’ in Times Square, either in person, or on TV. In […]

HISTORY TIDBIT: HAMLEYS TOY SHOP

Most children who celebrate Christmas expect to receive toys, and those not bestowed by the various incarnations of Father Christmas generally come from toy shops. The oldest one still going is Hamleys, which first opened its doors as “Noah’s Ark” in London England in 1770. Hamleys now has branches in several countries, and since Britain’s […]

TRIVIA TRAIL # 15: MAYFAIR

Question: Why is Mayfair the most expensive property on a British Monopoly board? Answer: Because you have to have a LOT of money to live there. Close to the famous Hyde Park, the section of London known as Mayfair is between Regent Street, Piccadilly, Park Lane, and Oxford Street, but also boasts several other very […]

FROST FAIRS

My Mud Rose characters, Hetty and Pip plied their trade year round. Mudlarking was an especially cold business to be in during the winter, but at least by their time, London’s River Thames was no longer freezing over. Before the old medieval London Bridge was torn down in 1831, ice did sometimes manage to form […]

Historical Debate Society for Girls and Boys

The Historical Debate Society for girls and boys is a society where kids can put their ideas about the latest historical debate and put their own debate. Join in!

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