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A Very Heath Robinson Birthday
birthdayOn 31st May 2016 Heath Robinson would have been 144. Artist, humorist and Contraptioneer Extraordinary, he satirized the technical advances and social pretensions of three generations, from the 1890s to the 1940s. To celebrate a birthday blow-out, we are proud to announce that the well-known television presenter and author Adam Hart-Davis will write a new book for us called Very Heath Robinson.

Ablutionary Mystery
Marlborough_bathWe are running a mini-quiz in The Oldie magazine. What is the etymology of ‘crap’, we wanted to know. Curiously, the answer is to be found in The Victorian House Book.


Quote of the Week

Choose Your Fruit Carefully
‘I recollect, in early life,
I loved our local surgeon’s wife.
I ate an apple ev’ry day
To keep the doctor far away!’ – Harry Graham, When Grandmama Fell Off The Boat