Cardboard fans, whether folding or attached to a handle, were a particularly popular means of advertisement from the 1920s-60s.
In 1726, when the rest of the country were dealing with periodic harvest failures, Mary Toft sat at home and gave birth to rabbits.
'A Quebec Woman Creates a Sensation, Riding Through St. John Street in a Hearse, Reclining on the Coffin-Bed, and Smoking a Pipe...'
The 400 year old arm, impaled on a meat hook, serves as a warning to all future criminals considering robbing the church.
In 1762, the haunting of Cock Lane gripped a nation and sent the capital wild with fear and excitement
Shelters may seem to have been a rather excessive addition to the world of ecclesiastical furniture, after all; what’s a little rain between a vicar and a coffin?
Ghosts and ghouls, hauntings and mournful spirits; one theme remains constant throughout. They are all human. Then there's Gef.
With Halloween knocking on our door and Whitby goth events calling our name, many of our minds turn to jet, indulgent dark jewellery and the beauty of mourning wear. But, to appreciate jet, its place in fashion, mourning and gem appreciation, we really need to delve into its inky history. ‘Black, forsooth, coal-black as jet…’... Continue Reading →