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
British parliamentary democracy has experienced a bit of a reputational downturn recently, but it’s still known around the world asRead more
The Bata shoe factory looms incongruously out of the windswept marshlands of Essex.
Around the factory are hundreds of flat-roofed modernist houses. This is East Tilbury, once home to the Bata shoe works and company town.