Monthly Archives: March 2018

Northern Capitals 1 : Kronborg Castle



Whilst wondering around an antique shop this afternoon I discovered a little old album of photographs, modestly enough priced at just £8. It contained about fifty photographs, all taken on a cruise on board the SS City Of Nagpur in July and August 1925. Most of the photographs are captioned and they provide a fascinating record of a European tour undertaken almost one hundred years ago.

What better way to celebrate this little piece of forgotten history – this collection of forgotten memories – than to revisit the photographs and revive the memories.


The first photograph is titled “At Kronborg Castle, – Elsinore” and shows what must be a group of passengers about to enter the sixteenth century Danish castle that was forever immortalised by Shakespeare in his play “Hamlet”.