Jethro Tull was an unusual character – he was born into a family of land-owning gentry in Berkshire in March 1674. He studied law at Gray’s… Read More »Tell Tull to till until told – the story of Jethro Tull.
A sad little story appeared in the Bath Chronicle in August 1795, about a fisherman called Simon Harman – a married man with seven young children. He… Read More »Lost at sea, 1795: the sad tale of Mr Harman
For Valentines Day a chance to re-visit an earlier post on the subject of love: I thought it would be nice to show a handful of different views… Read More »Love is in the air …. thank you Mr. Rowlandson!
O.K., so land drainage isn’t a particularly racy subject, but if you are a farmer trying to grow crops on claggy clay soil then you… Read More »Let us hear it for Joseph Elkington, a man who knew a good bog when he saw one…
Next time you reach for a bottle of aspirin to treat your headache, or back pain or rheumatic fever – let’s just call it “an ague”… Read More »Pass me the Aspirin, or rather, pass me the willow bark….