Category: england

ROCHESTER CASTLE: 

ROCHESTER Castle, located in Kent, England, was first constructed shortly after 1066 CE by the Normans, was converted into stone between 1087 and 1089 CE, and then added to over subsequent centuries, notably between 1127 and 1136 CE, and again in the mid-14th century CE. 

The imposing castle keep or donjon seen today was added in the 12th century CE and is one of the best-preserved and tallest of any medieval castle. Odo of Bayeux, half-brother of William the Conqueror (r. 1066-1087 CE), was a famous resident as well as the bishops of Rochester. In 1215 CE Rochester was the scene of a major siege by King John of England (r. 1199-1216 CE) when rebel barons temporarily took over the castle. Today the site is managed by English Heritage and is an important surviving example of 12th-century CE castle architecture.

Read More 

Three teenage boys on a street corner, Liverpool Slums, London, November 1956. Photographed by Thurston Hopkins.

A dapper group of young gentlemen at the races, London, May 1926.

The Belle – The amphibious motorcycle sidecar from the 1960s that we want today.

Gallery of 68 competitive designs for the Great Tower for London, 1890

Dancers work the floor to the sound of Humphrey Lyttelton and his New Orleans-style jazz band at the 100 Club in Oxford Street, London, November 1949. Photographed by Charles Hewitt.

The Otter: The 1950s amphibious caravan that time forgot!

Wartime Terminus, Paddington Station, London, 1942. Photographed by Bert Hardy.

Children dancing at a street party at Morpeth Street, in London’s East End, to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953. Photographed by John Chillingworth.

Amazing found photos capture lovely moments of Somerset ladies in 1917.