Today is National Inspire Your Heart With Art Day! Dust off those paintbrushes or go see something inspiring at a gallery near you! The image below is of the gorgeous Birmingham Art Gallery, in the Industrial Hall.
It’s National Puzzle Day. Let’s see if you can get the answer to this riddle…
This is Bruce, the Hospital Dog, c1908. His owner, Arthur Beale who was a worker in the Great Western Railway machine shop, took him all around the South West of England to collect funds for charity.
On this day in 1880, Thomas Edison received the patent on his incandescent lamp 💡
Happy Friday! Oh and Happy Spouses Day too 💜 Here’s a mushy set of two Edwardian postcards to celebrate!
On this day in 1915, Alexander Graham Bell inaugurated the U.S Transcontinental Telephone Services, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco. I thought this image of a Mr Sims trying to speak to his pet Canary was rather fun!
On this day in 1908, the First Boy Scout troop was organised. Here’s a lovely postcard of the patrol leader of the 3rd York troop.
On National Pie Day…this one really makes me chuckle!
On this day in 1901, the nation’s beloved Queen Victoria died.