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Taken From Life: The Unsettling Art of Death Photography
Offbeat  (tags: Photography, Death Photography, Victorian, England, UK )

Raymond
- 184 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Photographs of loved-ones taken after they died may seem morbid to modern sensibilities. But in Victorian England, they became a way of commemorating the dead and blunting the sharpness of grief.
Consent to Demolish Colwyn Bay Pier Refused By Welsh Government
Offbeat  (tags: Colwyn bay, pier, save, conwy, Victorian, north wales )

Scooby
- 411 days ago - m.northwalespioneer.co.uk
Conwy County Borough Council planners granted conditional permission for the substantial demolition of the pier and retention of 76 stanchions while supporting another application for listed building demolition consent in June this year,
Stunning Seven-Bed Country Home Complete With Its Own FOLLY That Inspired a Lilliput Lane Ornament
Offbeat  (tags: Britain, folly, lilliput lane, ornaments, for sale, Victorian )

Scooby
- 461 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Only the most picturesque buildings in Britain are chosen to be represented in the Lilliput Lane collection.
The Visiting Aborigine Cricket Team Who Amazed Victorian Crowds With Bat, Ball and Boomerang
Offbeat  (tags: Aboriginal, cricket, Victorian, oval, England, UK, Australia, boomerang )

Scooby
- 503 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
An astonishing haul of Aborigine artefacts has come to light which tells the story of the first ever cricket matches between England and Australia.
The Perfect Pad for a James Bond Villain: Victorian Sea Fort Opens as a Luxury Hotel, Complete With Nightclub, Laser Tag Arena a
Offbeat  (tags: lighthouse, victorian, solent, hotel, hot tub, nightclub )

Scooby
- 603 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
If you ever wanted to push the boat out (literally) and stay at one of the most unusual hotels on the ocean, look no further than No Man's Land Fort, a Victorian sea fort in the middle of the Solent, which is set to open this month.
Toplessness - the One Victorian Taboo That Won't Go Away
Offbeat  (tags: Victorian, Sexual fidelity, Topless, Women, Victorian taboo )

Raymond
- 751 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Current taboos against female toplessness date from the 19th Century. Is it ever likely to change, asks the novelist Sara Sheridan.
Victorian Strangeness: The Ship Taken Over By Animals
Offbeat  (tags: Victorian, Strangeness, Animals, Ships, British, America )

Raymond
- 940 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Take one ship. Add a consignment of ferocious beasts in flimsy containers. Send it in to a stormy ocean and stand well back. Author Jeremy Clay tells the extraordinary story of horror on the high seas.
Inconvenient People: A Victorian View of Mental-Health Treatment
Offbeat  (tags: Mental health, asylums, Inconvenient people, Victorian, UK )

Raymond
- 951 days ago - bbc.co.uk
In Victorian times, some people considered mad were confined to asylums, often for many years, Author Sarah Wise was watching the play Gas Light when she came up with the idea for her book, Inconvenient People.
Victorian Strangeness: The 3,000-Mile Drunken Escapade
Offbeat  (tags: Drink, Victorian, drunken escapade, Victorian strangeness )

Raymond
- 954 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Binge drinking is in decline, according to new research. It was recognised as a problem in Victorian times, as is demonstrated by the 1878 case of a man who drank himself all the way from London to Ohio without noticing, writes Jeremy Clay.
Victorian Strangeness: The Death of a Curious Monkey
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, animals, monkeys, Victorian, UK )

Raymond
- 976 days ago - bbc.co.uk
There are many reasons why animal experts might consider it unsuitable to keep a primate as a pet, but an episode from the 19th Century provides a particularly bizarre warning, writes Jeremy Clay.
Victorian Photographer Harry Whittier Frees Pioneered Lolcats a Century Ago
Offbeat  (tags: cute photos, cats, 1914, Victorian )

Giana
- 1091 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
These hilarious photographs, believed to date back to 1914, are the original cat memes - or 'LOLcats' - a term first recorded in 2006 to define an image created by combining a humorous shot of a cat with amusing text above or below.
   

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