Blog Posts - British Empire



Down the Chute in Wembley Park

Mountain Water Chute at Wembley ParkLocal historian Philip Grant has sent in this comment on the development plans for Amex House in North End Road, Wembley Park LINK:A few months ago, on behalf of Wembley History Society, I dealt with an email enqui...
by wembleymatters on Dec 10, 2016

Reviewing Mark Curtis' new report: The New Colonialism, Britain's Scramble for Africa

Colin TodhunterGlobal ResearchAfrica is facing a new and devastating colonial invasion driven by a determination to plunder the natural resources of Africa, especially its strategic energy and mineral resources. That's the message from a damning n...
by INFRAKSHUN on Jul 15, 2016

Prince William and Kate Middleton, refused at a hotel in France | British royal family

The announcement of the presence of three members of the British royal family to the celebration of 100 years since the beginning of the Battle of the Somme causing great inconvenience to the French Foreign Ministry, after the owner of a five-star ho...
by We care about your travel on Apr 20, 2016

Prince William and Kate Middleton, refused at a hotel in France | British royal family

The announcement of the presence of three members of the British royal family to the celebration of 100 years since the beginning of the Battle of the Somme causing great inconvenience to the French Foreign Ministry, after the owner of a five-star ho...
by We care about your travel on Apr 20, 2016

The love story that revived the old lighthouse

One of the most beautiful buildings on the seafront in Constanta, Genovese Lighthouse, has a story lost in the 1300s historians have not come to a clear conclusion: if the lighthouse was built by the Genoese and his name was given by the Turks, who c...
by We care about your travel on Aug 22, 2015

Visit Belfast Ireland

To properly appreciate Central Belfast, visitors must begin their wanderings at the heart of the city, the magnificent City Hall, located on Donegall Square. North of City Hall is Donegall Place, a teeming shopping mecca that leads to the Cathedral Q...
by eTravelTrips on Oct 2, 2014

The Wembley Lion Returns

Local historian Philip Grant and the Wembley History Society are to be congratulated on getting a little piece of the British Empire Exhibition preserved. A preserved lion's head from Palace of Industry, that was demolished by developers last year, h...
by wembleymatters on Jul 28, 2014

The Lion Will Roar Again in Wembley on Monday

A lion's head corbel, rescued from the demolition of the last of the British Empire Exhibition buildings, is to be unveiled at its new resting place in Wembley on Monday.  The unveiling coincides with the end of the exhibition 'The Lion Roars -...
by wembleymatters on Jul 26, 2014

British Empire Exhibition at Wembley: An Imperial celebration or an urgent makeover? Talk on Tuesday.

Historian Denis Judd will give a talk on this subject at Wembley Library tomorrow (June 17th) from 6.30pm until 7.30pm.Denis Judd is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Professor Emeritus of History at London Metropolitan University, and curren...
by wembleymatters on Jun 16, 2014

A tale of two soap boxes at Brent Connects

Guest blog by Philp Grant I was not able to be at the Wembley “Brent Connects” meeting on 26 March, but hope that the following “soapbox update” item which I sent in was read out:- A “Wembley Lion” At the Wembley “Brent Connects” foru...
by wembleymatters on Mar 28, 2014

Assam Tea is First Auctioned in London – 10 January 1839

Although the entire world is on notice of the British love of tea, for the first 200 years of Britain’s tea-drinking history their supply of tea came from China. It was not until this day in...
by Today In British History on Jan 10, 2014

Eleven Lost Days

When people in Salem, and any other British territory around the world, went to bed last night in 1752 it was September 2, but when they woke up this morning it was September 14: they “lost” eleven days as Great Britain and its colonies m...
by streets of salem on Sep 14, 2013

Wilberforce

Wilberforce In the 1700s an exclusive little hamlet outside London called Clapham became home to a number of prominent evangelicals and evangelical causes. Historians call these Christians the “Clapham Sect.” The most famous member of the Clapham...
by Laboring In The Lord on Jul 26, 2013

Rashtrapati Bhavan

The President’s House, or what people call it initially as Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President of india. The house is located a little closer to raisina hills in New Delhi. Before india gained freedom, the house is ver...
by India Travel Blog on Jul 8, 2013

Why it’s important to save a Wembley Lion

Guest blog by local historian Philip Grant  Two lion head corbels, partly cut from the Palace of Industry walls.  The last remaining building from the 1924 British Empire Exhibition (“BEE”), the Palace of Industry in Olympic Way at Wemb...
by wembleymatters on Jun 13, 2013

Last days of the Palace of Industry, Wembley

Mark Cummins, Lib Dem councillor for Brondesbury Park, is reported in today's Wembley Observer as calling on Quintain Estates to 'rethink their plans to destroy one of the last remnants of the Wembley Empire Exhibition'. As you can see from the vid...
by wembleymatters on Apr 11, 2013

Palace of Industry reduced to dust to make way for a car park

Palace of Industry 2013Palace of Industry 1924Inside the Palace of IndustryThe remains of the last building left from the 1924 British Empire Exhibition will be a mountain of dust and cement blocks by the end of this week. Work began last week by dev...
by wembleymatters on Apr 1, 2013

Colonialism breaking through! European Colonies in Southeast Asia

Dutch: Indonesia and MalaccasBritish: Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Myanmar (Burma), IndiaFrench: IndochinaPortugal: GoaRussia: Manchuria, Mongolia, Outer ManchuriaSpanish: PhillipinesPortugal was the first European power to establish a bridge...
by Unifiniti - World History on Mar 29, 2013

Colonialism breaking through! Europe in Southeast Asia

Dutch: Indonesia and MalaccasBritish: Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Myanmar (Burma), IndiaFrench: IndochinaSpanish: PhillipinesPortugal was the first European power to establish a bridgehead into the lucrative Southeast Asia trade route with t...
by Unifiniti - World History on Mar 29, 2013

Stella McCartney: „Order of the British Empire“ verliehen

Bereits seit einiger Zeit steht fest, dass die Designerin Stella McCartney mit dem „Order of the British Empire“ ausgezeichnet wird. Am gestrigen 26. März 2013 fand nun endlich die feierliche Verleihung statt. Im Rahmen der traditionellen Zeremo...
by Fashion Insider on Mar 27, 2013


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