The ‘Cinderella Service’: Photographs of the Women’s Land Army

Two young women pace across a newly-ploughed field, buckets in hands, hair blowing in the wind. One has a potato in their left hand; both of their faces are slightly blurred, but they seem to be smiling wistfully, caught up … Continued

Hidden Nature: Tiger-lily burning bright in Royal Pavilion Wonderland

Today’s Heritage Open Day Hidden Nature post examines the Tiger-lily found within and around the Royal Pavilion. During Covid-19 lockdown I started cataloguing Mike Jones’s wonderful drawings of plants and flowers in the Royal Pavilion Gardens. Where possible, I try … Continued

Ch-ch-ch-changes: the South Gate of the Royal Pavilion through the ages

The gateway at the southern entrance to the Royal Pavilion estate has gone through many transformations. The existing India Gate dates from 1921 and was designed by Thomas Tyrwhitt in a simple Gujarati style. It was erected as a gift … Continued