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Travel, World of Costume

Harewood House & ITV’s ‘Victoria’ Costumes

Harewood House is the family seat of the 8th Earl (David Lascelles) and Countess (Diane) of Harewood in West Yorkshire. Until I visited, I thought it was just another ‘abandoned’ heritage property and did not realise that it is still in use and also managed by Harewood House Trust! This neo-classical Georgian manor was built between 1759-1771 for …

60th Anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation;
Lifestyle, London

60th Anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation

Last year in 2012, we celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. This year – that is, this summer – we [will] celebrate the Queen’s 60th anniversary of her coronation, which took place on 2 June 1953. Here are some events and memorabilia to celebrate Her Majesty’s coronation anniversary: June 2nd: BBC Coronation season (source: bbc.co.uk) …

125 Years since Jack the Ripper;
London, Travel, Vancouver, World of Costume

125 Years since Jack the Ripper

Today’s post will be rather gruesome and dark, so perhaps you’d like to read another post. This 2013 year marks the 125th ‘anniversary’ of the Whitechapel murders. Between September to October 1888, Jack the Ripper – still unidentified, unfortunately – killed and mutilated at least 5 women from the impoverished Whitechapel district. Most of these …