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Edwin Lutyens

Edwin Lutyens was widely regarded as the greatest British architect in history. He was a leading designer of English country houses, public buildings and war memorials. Later on, he lived in New Delhi, where he designed a presidential palace and many other structures, leading to a whole area being known as Lutyens’ Delhi. Gavin Stamp, … Continue reading Edwin Lutyens

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Yellow Polka Dot Bikini

“She was afraid to come out of the locker” is the famous comic lament of a lady in a tiny bikini, who regrets wearing it to go swimming the moment she steps out of the locker room. The hapless woman is nervous about leaving the beach hut changing room when she realises her swimwear might … Continue reading Yellow Polka Dot Bikini

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Roman Spa: The History

Although public bathing stems from Ancient Greek culture, it’s most commonly associated with the Roman era. In fact, public spas became a hugely significant element of Roman social life, with their presence expanding right across the Roman Empire. © bnoragitt / Adobe Stock   Early Roman spas Bathing was a big part of life for … Continue reading Roman Spa: The History

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The Sweeney

The hard-hitting 1970s police drama, The Sweeney, is a legendary series focusing on two tough cops, Jack Regan and George Carter, whose relationship as both colleagues and friends made The Sweeney the earliest example of a “buddy” cop show. The plots made the characters believable, exploring their individual personalities in depth and showing them as … Continue reading The Sweeney

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Happy Valentine’s Day 2019

As the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Couples everywhere will be planning special treats and surprises for their significant other on 14th February, when we celebrate the life of a young priest called Valentine, who lived in the times of the Roman Empire. In the UK alone, … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day 2019

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