Team Sports in the Victorian Age

Team games, other than contests such as tug-o-war, took more time to emerge, but cricket had become popular in the late 18th century, and was certainly indulged when time and circumstances permitted. Summer contests between neighbouring villages were perhaps common, but the absence of early newspapers makes it impossible to write about this with accuracy. …

New Publications

It has taken me longer than I expected, but I managed to complete and publish two volumes of my ambitious history of Wolverton and District. The first volume Manor and Town, covers the period from pre-history to 1838. It’s a much richer history than you might think and somehow the book grew to 400 pages. …

Ten Years

I just realised last night that I started this blog 10 years ago! Where did the time go? I first posted on September 23, 2008. Obviously not many people were paying attention at the time but traffic did grow and in the peak years between 2011 and 2014 the site was getting between 10,000 and …