Category: CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Britain Alone

Nigel Beevor
great_power

Nigel Beevor writes about Britain’s past as a Great Power during the British Empire, which led to Churchill, Atlee and Macmillan’s government believing we deserved special treatment post-WWII. But after the 2016 EU referendum, Britain no longer holds the same status.

Counting Gypsies, Travellers and Roma

Charlotte Lebon

The 2021 UK Census had a tick-box for Roma for the first time. Gypsies and Irish travellers were only put in the census for the first time in 2011. “Gypsy” by Cernavoda is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Gypsies and Travellers are 0.5% of population in Kent The results revealed 58,000 Gypsies and Irish travellers, the majority in the […]

Hell in my Head, by John F Bennett

Hugh Riddell
hell in my head

Hugh Riddell reviews John Bennett’s, ‘Hell in my Head’, a poignant novel that addresses the distress caused by military conflict and war; many of Bennett’s own family also suffered from physical and mental health issues after the Second World War

Ancient Syria in Kent village

Ancient Syria in the heart of Kent?

Diana Darke
stained glass

Diana Darke writes about stained glass at Brabourne having possible Syrian roots; skilled craftsmen who created stained glass, were often taken prisoner by Norman Crusader knights and brought to Europe.