Random History : 13 February 1961

Today, our random number generated time machine is a rocket. 58 years ago today, the papers were full of the latest Soviet achievements in space. There is evidence that the spaceship - Venera 1 - did manage to fly past Venus, but sadly all communications were lost within a week of the launch, so we … Continue reading Random History : 13 February 1961

Bottoms Mill, Ogden

As far as I can make out, Bottoms Mill in Ogden, near Halifax, no longer exists. Why you would want to buy a picture postcard of it, I am not too sure; but during the great postcard boom of the early twentieth century, postcards would be made of anything that stood still for long enough … Continue reading Bottoms Mill, Ogden