Sarah Ann Henley’s Parachute Skirt, 1885

Unlike the hundreds before and after, one woman survived jumping into the chasm of Avon Gorge from the bridge that spans it. Find out what quirk of fashion saved Ms Henley from her attempt to end her life. The city of Bristol, UK, is a charming place in England’s West Country. It’s famous for a... Continue Reading →

Birmingham, Gloucester, Plymouth, and their Trans-Atlantic Twins

Birmingham  Birmingham, Alabama's towering skyline (elements.envato.com) The ‘Magic City’ was founded in 1871 and was planned from the very beginning to become the massive manufacturing hub it burgeoned into. Today, it is Alabama’s premier metropolis and is regarded as one of the US’s best places to earn a crust. Because the city was always planned to... Continue Reading →

10 Many Different British Natural Disasters

Read about the worst that Mother Nature has thrown at Britain When Mother Nature gets angry the effects can be both spectacular and catastrophic. Stories of homes getting obliterated by violent winds, buildings rocking on their foundations or tornadoes tearing across the land rarely emanate from Great Britain, however. The UK has it seems a... Continue Reading →

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