100 years ago: Canterbury Hall fire

"One of the biggest and most destructive fires experienced in the city in recent years took place last night, when the big block of buildings known as the Canterbury Hall, comprising His Majesty's Theatre, the Alexandra and Victoria Halls, the offices of the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association, the offices of the Canterbury Industrial Association, […]

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These Dividing Walls

Far back on the Left Bank, there is a secret quarter. A warren of quiet streets sandwiched between boulevards where little traffic moves. On a corner stands a building with a turquoise door - Number 37 Set over a hot summer in a shabby corner of Paris we are introduced to the residents of Number […]

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Culinary delights from 1917

Everything old is new again. Or so it would seem with lots of things getting a 21st century revival including sustainability, reducing food-waste, hand-made, and foraging wild foods (not that any of these things had ever really gone away). So maybe now is the time to grab your aprons and revisit some recipes from the […]

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