Saturday, 29 June 2013

Place of Regency Interest - Windsor Castle

Of course Windsor castle originated in the mediaeval era and there are collections from may historical eras, however, there are rooms related to George IV and William IV. Windsor, Berkshire.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Museum of Costume of interest to Regency Authors and Fans

Museum of Costume - Many examples of male, female and children's period clothing, including royal examples, are displayed in room settings covering over a century of history. A Fashion Research Centre and Library are affiliated and located at 4, The Circus, within walking distance. If you know what you are looking for the staff might suggest where you might find it. Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath, Avon BA1 2QH

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Mounted Police Museum

Mounted Branch Museum. The history of the force - from the beginning as London's Bow Street Patrol to the present day. Metropolitan Police Mounted Branch, Imber Court, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 OBT.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Real Life and Writing

Every time my writing routine, including blogging, is going smoothly real life intervenes.  Anyway, I'm not going to complain so here is the next place of historical interest.

Metropolitan Police Thames Division Museum. The River Police were founded in 1798, and the museum illustrates their history with documents, uniforms, crime relics and a wide range of equipment. Wapping Police Station, 98 Wapping High Street, London E1 9NE

Friday, 14 June 2013

House of Regency Interest

Mellerstain House - One of the finest examples of Robert Adam's architecture, the house contains plasterwork, period library, furniture,needlework and art collection. Mellerstain, Gordon, Berwickshire TD3 6LG

Lilliput Museum of Antique Dolls and Toys

Lilliput Museum of Antique Dolls and Toys - Dolls form the 18th and 19th centuries are exhibited, including examples from Madame Augusta Montanari of London, active in the 1860's. High Street, Brading, Isle of Wight PO36 ODJ

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Place of Regency Interest - Keats House

Keats House. The poet lived here from 1818 - 1820. The interiors are as they were when he lived there. Visitors can see books, letters, portraits and personal items. Wentworth Place, Keats Grove, Hampstead, London NW3 2RR.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

New laptop.

Time to get a new laptop. The motherboard on my old one is unstable so as soon as I get the new one all the files must be transferred to it. I have saved all the important ones but there are some less important ones I risk losing. Deep sigh.

In the meantime, I've cut down on my blogging, e-mailing and writing as I find it uncomfortable to sit at the computer for as long as I work on the laptop.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Regency Place of Interest - Jane Austen's House.

Jane Austen's mother moved to Chawton with her daughters in 1809. The house contains many family items, including a large number of letters and documents/ Chawton, Hampshire, GU34 1SD

Although so many Jane Austen and Regency fans know about the house I decided it would be cheating not to mention it in my places of Regency Interest.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Royal Naval Museum/HMS Victory

The Victory was Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar (1805) amd cam now be boarded by visitors. The nearby Naval Museum covers the history of the navy from Tudor Times. HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3PZ

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Costume Museum

Gallery of English Costume. One of the most comprehensive collections in the country, it is supplemented by a research library (with heopful curators) and 18th and 19th-century magazines, etiquette books and fashion plates. Platt Hall,Platt Fields, Rusholm, Manchester,M14 5LL.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

My Laptop is being repaired

I have not blogged for a few days because there is a problem with my laptop. Until I get it back I won't be able to write, blog, e-mail etc., for as long as usual.

My laptop died. I changed the fuse in the plug. Nothing. Perhaps the battery needs to be changed. Anyway, I'm really fed up because I find the laptop more convenient than the computer, which I am working on at the moment. I shall drop it of at Twin Technology's office. (M twin sons own an international I T company.)

Although I have saved my important files on the computer and the memory stick, there are less important ones I have not saved so I hope the laptop will recover after it has been hospitalised

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Regency & Victorian - Museum of Interest

Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Museum. The staff are described as friendly, and ready to answer questions about the history of the regiment and the amazing display of Napoleonic uniforms, weapons, maps, soldiers personal items and much more. The Keep, Victoria Barracks, Bodmin, Cornwall PL31 1EG

Regency & Victorian - Museums of Interest

There are few museums which display only items of interest to Regency fans, visitors and researchers so I am describing the ones I am posting as Regency and Victorian Museums of Interest.

Churchill Gardens Museum. The exhibits are housed in a Regency House with Victorian additions including a coach house. The museum contains costumes, furniture, paintings and period rooms. Victorian nursery, butler's pantry and parlour. Venns Lane, Hereford, Hereford and Worcester.