On August Bank Holiday Monday each year at 4pm, one of the Cotswolds' most quirky and iconic events, takes place in the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water.
The Flask pub goes back to an era when Highgate was a small village on the outskirts of London, with the oldest part (the stable block) dating back to 1663.
Two men who put the stone circle at Avebury on the map never met, but both had a passionate interest in the stone circle.
Bankside Power Station was built in two phases between 1947 and 1963. It replaced a previous power station.
A historic letter found a few years ago indicates the Nazis plan to assassinate Sir Winston Churchill with a bar of exploding chocolate.
William ‘Basher’ Dowsing (1596 – 1668) was born in Laxfield, Suffolk, was a puritan and made his name during the English Civil War (1642-49), a war that split the country between Parliament and Royalty.
Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was a poet, essayist, literary critic and lexicographer. He is known for writing ‘A Dictionary of the English Language’, which took him 9 years, whilst he lived in Gough Square.