In 1824, the General Steam Navigation Company (G.S.N.C) was founded and incorporated, becoming one of the oldest successful steamship companies in the world, which had...
It was on January 31st, back in 1606 when Guy Fawkes died. He was one of the chief conspirators in the plot to blow up the British Parliament building, the Gunpowder Plot....
As many of you know, a few years ago ‘The History Project’ launched an investigation into Deal’s smuggling architecture.  So many local people tell stories of tunnels being...
Having covered the brief history of Marina Hall Cinema, The Globe Theatre and The Royal in my articles over the last few weeks, this week I focus on The Queen’s Hall Cinema...
The building began life with its foundation stone laid on 9th October, 1890 and the building opened after two years in 1892. It was originally built as the Oddfellows Hall...
It was on January 16th, back in 1945, when Adolf Hitler entered the underground bunker where he’d live for the rest of his life. Hitler decided to remain in Berlin for the...
The next instalment of my research into the brief history of Deal’s cinemas brings us, surprisingly (to me!) to The Globe Theatre. For those readers not familiar with this...
It is without a doubt the most famous crossing of a river in history, but why was it so significant when Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon? What was the big deal? Well it...
The idea of risking your life scaling a skyscraper may not be appealing to us all, but thankfully we live in a weird and wonderful world.  Climbing buildings actually has...
Our Mercury Moot group continues to meet on Wednesday mornings and Sharon Powell who runs the group has recently delivered a talk at our Astor Community Theatre show on the...