The specific origins of the ancient practice of Well Dressing may be lost to time, however in recent years it has come to form a key part of rural life in the Peak District. Bringing people together in a celebration of all things local these wonderful displays are all at once spectacular and transient.Read more
Well that was me, Royal Iris, on the river Mercy beat n’ with the band, that was me Paul McCartney,Read more
Housed in a beautiful Grade-2 listed house in historic Greenwich, the Fan Museum provides a fascinating history of the fan.Read more
The history of Three Mills Island is the history of London. It ground the flour and distilled the gin to feed Londoners for hundreds of years. ODO has visited to learn more.Read more
Odd Days Out have been to investigate how – with the help of ‘Roys of Wroxham’ – the village of Hoveton has managed to buck the standard commercial homogeneity found in most high streets and instead replaced almost every shop with a Roys.Read more
British parliamentary democracy has experienced a bit of a reputational downturn recently, but it’s still known around the world asRead more
Any day-tripper to the Brighton coast can’t fail to notice the horizon’s newest edition – eight miles out in theRead more
ODO has been to visit two locations used in the Harry Potter films for the famous street of Diagon Alley.Read more
The Cass Sculpture Foundation is a little-known 26 acre, open-air sculpture park, tucked away behind Goodwood Racecourse.
Among gentle woodland you can marvel at a towering bust of Chairman Mao, see the spoils of an archaeological dig from the future, and picnic under a T-Rex.
The foundation is the creation of scientist and businessman William Cass and his wife Jeannette Cass, who live in the grounds.Read more
In the mid-19th century, London had an unpleasant problem. An event known as “The Great Stink” brought a ghastly odor to all and even death to the most unfortunate.
The heart that pumped this engineering marvel became known as “the Cathedral of Sewage,” the Crossness Pumping Station.
But necessity is the mother of invention. From this foul situation, one of London’s greatest Victorian heroes came up with an engineering solution that saved lives and still serves us today – the magnificent feat of infrastructure that is the London sewerage system.Read more