Tag Archives: 20th century history

In Her Shoes – Tredegar House

As part of Tredegar House; a Herstory we’re exploring the lives of two women who made Tredegar House their home in the early 20th century. Tredegar House has a deep history of strong and influential women and this autumn we are digging out and sharing the stories of Violet Mundy, the deputy Lady of the House and Norah Rogers, a…

Wrexham’s Cultural Heritage Photo Competition

To celebrate the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, Europe Direct Wrexham are hosting a social media photo competition throughout the summer. For a chance to win a £50 gift card, a goody bag and the chance for your entry to be featured in Wrexham Museum’s digital art display later this year, all entrants are required to do is snap…

The Lessons of the Titanic

On April the 2nd in 1912; the White Star Line company’s Titanic left Belfast on its maiden voyage to New York City. It would return to Ireland a second time after docking at Southampton, England and Cherbourg, France when it would finally dock at Queenstown (Cobh) before leaving for New York in America. The tale is infamous for the lives…

The Enigma of Sir John James Burnet

Come learn about an influential yet lesser known Glasgow architect! Sir John James Burnet, (1857 –  1938) was a Scottish Edwardian architect who was noted for a number of prominent buildings in Glasgow, Scotland and London, England. He was the son of the architect John Burnet, and later went into partnership with his father, joining an architectural firm which would become an influential force in British Modern architecture in the 20th century.…