Category Archives: Hidden Histories

On tomorrow’s stroll though Bloomsbury

On tomorrow’s stroll though Bloomsbury squares we meet ten of the lesser known women who played a significant role in science, medicine, politics, the arts. They include the distinguished scientist imprisoned as a conscientious objector, the first woman to gain … Continue reading

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The ‘New Woman’

Meet the independent women of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Long before the Boris bike (though that should really be the Ken bike) the Rover safety bicycle offered new freedom to women as well as healthy outdoor exercise. Fashion adapted to … Continue reading

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W. Danemann & Company: Piano Manufacturers

William Danemann established the firm in Northampton Street, Islington in 1893 and this picture dates from the late 1940s or early 1950s.  The men have reason to look pleased with themselves; from the 1950s Danemann was one of the largest London manufacturers of … Continue reading

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