Sheep farming was an important part of the Cotswolds economy by the Roman period.
After weaving, cloth had to be fulled to shrink and strengthen the fabric, providing greater resistance to wear and weather.
Some people mistakenly believe that the network of caves under Redcliffe Hill was used to store slaves before sale in Bristol.
The Lewin's Mead Sugar House, now Hotel du Vin Bristol, was once a sugar refinery processing sugar cane.
The little river Avill drove a surprising number of corn and fulling mills in the Middle Ages.
In the 1820s and 30s if you looked north from Basingstoke town centre two structures would dominate the top of the slope north of the River Loddon.
Brewing in Basingstoke in the 18th century is illustrated by the inventory of brewer William Downes, who died in 1770 leaving considerable assets d
The success of the horsehair industry in Castle Cary was at least partly due to the availability of the hair as many horses were bred in the area i
Walking, carefully, on the beach below the cliffs from Watchet's West Beach to Blue Anchor you can see huge falls of rock in which shine bright fra
Two cottages here in the 1650s were replaced in the early 18th century by a single farmstead, where malting was carried out long before the establi