Back to school

George Lansbury, (22 February 1859 – 7 May 1940) was a British politician and social reformer who led the Labour Party from 1932 to 1935.  Education for the poor was one of Lansbury’s major concerns.  Lansbury  paved the way for the Attlee Government to ensure provisions of the Education Act 1944 were fully implemented, with freeContinue reading “Back to school”

Florrie Forde’s lost Blue Plaque

By Roger Neil In 2006 I proposed to English Heritage that they put up one of their Blue Plaques in London to the music hall legend, Florrie Forde. They were enthused and started the apparently long and arduous task of researching her life and work and homes. Florrie was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1876Continue reading “Florrie Forde’s lost Blue Plaque”