Monthly Archives: October 2013

1918: Adelaide

My interest was piqued this week by a photographic montage from The Adelaide Chronicle. It showed the Governor of South Australia opening what the paper called Adelaide’s “First Children’s Playground” in September 1918. The Playground looked pretty good. There were sand pits and flower gardens, swinging boats and seesaws. I decided to find out more about this […]

1952: Stockholm

This is a risky blog. I have heard it said a magician should never reveal his tricks (or hers? come to think of it, I can’t think of any female magicians. Must investigate). But this week is about the tricks of research. I feel the need to debrief because this week, I made a silly […]

1906: Soldiers’ Field

Tradition. In the world of contemporary football, the word tradition is kicked around like, well, a football. There is a big barney in the States at the moment about the traditions of a certain team called the Washington Redskins who play in the ED of the NFC of the NFL. (Eastern Division of the National […]

1902: Mentone

I’ve been on holiday. Bermagui, on the New South Wales south coast, is famous for its fishing, whale watching and (wait for it) a Gelati Clinic. This latter is worth the drive alone, but after succumbing to the delights of coffee and grappa icecream, you might decide to have a refreshing dip here, at the […]

The Sport History Project

meanderings through our sporting pasts


The YCW Organises, Educates, and Empowers young people to be a positive change within their own lives and their wider community.

Australian Football World

This site is the cat’s pajamas

Critical Heritage

the critical heritage group at University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Through the Green Fuse...

Explorations in one John Waddingham's family story

Timor Archives

Clearing House for Archival Records on Timor Inc. (CHART )

Jack Chadwick

illustration | cartoons | storyboards

101 London Museums

A celebration of London's diverse Museums