London street scenes, 1918

A wonderful serendipitous find!  A certain Guy Jones has a YouTube channel dedicated to very high quality vintage documentary film that has been speed-corrected and to which soundtracks have been added.  The impressive result is as you’ll see below; and […]


There is absolutely no doubt whatsoever in my mind (and perhaps you’ll share my view?) that the years from around 1880 to 1920 were the most turbulent, most exciting, most transformative years in the entire history of humankind. Although arguably […]

‘Flappers as Anarchists’

I must thank the blogger of History is Made at Night for his recent post ‘Flappers as Anarchists’ – sharp dressed radicals in Newcastle, 1914.  While I knew the word ‘flapper’ had an origin and usage older than its familiar […]