HistorianRuby invites you all to participate in a blog trip of your choice! You don’t like history? Really? You may be surprised at how many ways we can consume history – if you’re not sure, take a look at my post The Many Ways to Consume History. Did you stop to look at that statue that had a bird on its head? Did it make you … Continue reading You’re all Welcome to Join HistorianRuby on a Trip to the Museum!
While out this weekend, I happened across some unusual postboxes. I used to go out specifically to find rare postboxes, but I’ve enough to occupy myself these days and have retired that hobby. The first unusual postbox I found was the below example of a George VI lamp box that would have been cast sometime during the period of his reign, 1936 to 1952. Lamp … Continue reading Two Ludlows and a Lamp Box
Freemasons to share its history Later this month, the Freemasons will open an exhibition to showcase their impressive collection of jewels, which includes items bequeathed to them by King Edward VII. The Freemasons, once so secretive, have tried to dispel myths surrounding their membership in recent months and this further permission to explore rarely seen pieces is as enticing as it is fascinating. For someone … Continue reading In the News: Museum of Freemasonry Opens its Doors
September has started as August did, with HistorianRuby being away from home! I’m not sure of the history I’ll encounter, but I’ll keep you informed. In the meantime, enjoy this snap of a churchyard I came across yesterday – and was easily tempted to explore. FYI the sheep looked at me, not at all perturbed that I was entering their domain, and carried on eating … Continue reading September Snap: The Churchyard