Christmas Past in Lady’s magazines 1792 & 1894

Its amazing how times change over the years, this year apart from adding many more Old Photos to my collection, I also added a 1792 The Lady’s Companion to my collection of books. It’s almost falling apart, so has obviously been well read, the spine has almost gone & it’s quite discoloured, but the very…

Martha Brown Hanging 160 years on

On this date 160 years ago at just a few minutes after 8am Elizabeth Martha Brown was hanged at the entrance to Dorchester Gaol…. I wrote this blog back in 2011, after a book I had just read about Martha Brown, by Nicola Thorne (Rosemary Ellerback) Martha was the last woman to be publicly hanged…

The Yule Log

With just a couple of days to go before Christmas, I thought it would be nice to show you again this post (wrote in 2011) about a lovely little book I found titled “The Yule Log”.  It was sold by H and C Treacher, Booksellers and Stationers,  The Royal Library, Brighton. The Book is in…