Closing Time At the Royal Oak

Closing Time At the Royal Oak

Pubs. Remember pubs? They’re those fantastic places you can have a sit down and have a drink and see what happens. Secular churches for a community, there is often no better measure of a place than its density and quality of pubs. By this metric, Nottingham is an...
On Libraries: guest post by Ross Bradshaw

On Libraries: guest post by Ross Bradshaw

This is Hawick Public Library, the library of a small, working class Scottish town, dominated through recent centuries by the knitwear industry. Though there had been private libraries in the town since 1762, the publicly-funded library service can be dated to 1878....