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...
We often tend to glorify the wrong people in this world.   The story of Bonnie and Clyde perhaps is appealing to some as it's a love story with an unhappy ending.  Either...
The story of Solomon Northup is heart-breaking, and one that deserved to be remembered.  Solomon a talented violinist was kidnapped from Washington City in 1841, and was...
We all have our moments when life seems too much.  It was on January 3rd back in 1889 when the famous philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche had such a moment and broke down at...
It was on December 30th back in 1986, when a mining tradition dating back to 1911 ended: the use of canaries in coal mines to detect carbon monoxide and other toxic gases!...