Hidden History

Hidden History Hidden History is a new way for you to engage with the past through turning the streets you walk along into the museum you never knew existed!
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Hidden History turns the streets you walk along into the museum you never knew existed! We combine original historical research and GPS technology to provide a unique way for you to explore the History of the United Kingdom (UK). Our dedicated team of historians, research each location and topic to uncover the real history behind the landmarks, locations and events that have shaped the world we live in. All of this is shared with you at either individual locations or through wider pieces explaining the full historical detail behind a subject. Are mission is to give you the full story of what truly happened, not just a repeat of popular myths - we can promise you will find the real stories more emotive, powerful and inspiring than the myths – as well as giving you the capability to visit the locations where it all happened easily. We believe that by combing the story with the location together in this way gives you a unique way to connect with the past. Hidden History also provides introductions and reviews of museums, galleries and historic attractions. As well as the 'big' museums, we also highlight museums and experiences that might not always be on the average tourist's radar. These places are incredible to visit, as they tend to give you a closer view of a period of time or a subject. They also they tend to be quitter with fewer visitors. It’s a win win! In the guides you will find everything you need to plan your day out from opening times all the way through to disability access. Who is the app for? Lovers of history – Hidden History has been built by people who love history for people who love history. City Breakers – The app is perfect for anyone on a City Break in London, Edinburgh, Liverpool and York as it’s enables you to explore the city completely independently. We have even included public toilets on the app so you don’t get caught short as you explore. Day out hunters – The reviews of the museums, galleries and historic locations give you all the information you need to plan a day out.

Mission: To transform the worlds relationship with the past to help protect the future.

Operating as usual

12/12/2020

Tonight we held the Prize draw for the two signed copies of Above Us The Stars. A huge congratulates to Dr Ellien & Nick Aston both from Twitter for winning the books.

Keep your eyes peeled for more competitions, new features, new walking tours and lots more history for you all to enjoy in 2021!

#History #hiddenhistory

Its the last day of our latest competition to win a signed copy of Jane Lowes new book Above Us the Stars, To enter the ...
11/12/2020

Its the last day of our latest competition to win a signed copy of Jane Lowes new book Above Us the Stars, To enter the competition all you need to do is add a comment below and ‘share’ this post.

Above Us The Stars, tells the story of one of those men, 20-year-old wireless operator Jack Clyde. Through contemporary documents, Jack’s own notes, Squadron records, family testimony, interviews with Bomber Command veterans and German civilians, as Jane pieces together not only the story of Jack and his 10 Squadron Halifax crew, but also that of the family he left behind in the Durham mining town of Seaham Harbour.

SOMETHING NEW – We have worked with Jane to also bring two new locations to Hidden History, which are directly linked to Jacks service with 10 Sqn. The three locations are the 10 Sqn Memorial (https://hidden-history.com/10-squadron-memorial/), which lies at the entrance to the Airfields from which he took off from in his Halifax Bomber and Durham Cathedral (https://zcu.io/fAXM) where there is a memorial window to the RAF.

Both the 10 Sqn Memorial & Durham Cathedral include a FREE audio introduction written by Jane to help you connect with the location and the story.
Good luck to everyone and the prize draw will be done next weekend!!!

#competition #history #WW2

Tonight we launch the 2nd location on the Hidden History app linked to the true story of mans service in Bomber Command ...
10/12/2020
Durham Cathedral

Tonight we launch the 2nd location on the Hidden History app linked to the true story of mans service in Bomber Command in World War 2 - Above Us The Stars. The 2nd location is the RAF memorial Window at Durham Cathedral. Follow the link to listen to the story, the history and find directions to actually visit the location.

#history #WW2 #Durhamcathedral #RAF

So often our identities, both as individuals and as nations, are bound to our sense of place; a particular familiar landmark, be it a castle or a hill or a church, evokes a sense of community and belonging, a feeling of “home.” These landmarks tie us to the land, helping to create within each of...

10/12/2020
Durham Cathedral

The 2nd location we have added yo the HH app from Above Us The Stars is the RAF memorial window at Durham Cathedral. You can find location and many more like it on the Hidden History App.

#history #ww2 #durhamcathedral #historynerd

Join me and Jane Lowes tonight at 20:00 on Instagram Live for a conversation about her awesome new book Above Us The Sta...
09/12/2020

Join me and Jane Lowes tonight at 20:00 on Instagram Live for a conversation about her awesome new book Above Us The Stars.

#history #WW2

Tomorrow night me and Jane will be live on Instagram at 20:00 talking about Above Us The Stars and all things history. P...
08/12/2020

Tomorrow night me and Jane will be live on Instagram at 20:00 talking about Above Us The Stars and all things history. Please come join us!

07/12/2020
Above Us The Stars - 10 Sqn Memorial

We have teamed up with Jane Lowes to bring you two signed copies of her new book Above Us the Stars, for you to WIN. The Competition Post is Pinned to the top of the Hidden History Profile.

Alongside the competition we have for the very 1st time created two new locaitons for the HH app that feature in the book. Each locaiton has an orignal introduciton written by Jane and then recorded by a profiessional voice over artists. Read the story, visit the locations and connect with the #History

The 1st Location we have added from Above Us The Stars is the 10 Sqn memorial at the airfield where Jack flew from.

Please visit the HH website -https://hidden-history.com/10-squadron-memorial/ - or download the app to find directions to the Memorial. It will make for a fitting day out when we can all finally get out and about again!

Hello everyone, its time for our 3rd competition of 2020. And this one is extra special! We have teamed up with Jane Low...
06/12/2020

Hello everyone, its time for our 3rd competition of 2020. And this one is extra special!

We have teamed up with Jane Lowes to bring you two signed copies of her new book Above Us the Stars, for you to WIN. To enter the competition all you need to do is add a comment below and ‘share’ this post.

Above Us The Stars, tells the story of one of those men, 20-year-old wireless operator Jack Clyde. Through contemporary documents, Jack’s own notes, Squadron records, family testimony, interviews with Bomber Command veterans and German civilians, as Jane pieces together not only the story of Jack and his 10 Squadron Halifax crew, but also that of the family he left behind in the Durham mining town of Seaham Harbour.

SOMETHING NEW – We have worked with Jane to also bring two new locations to Hidden History, which are directly linked to Jacks service with 10 Sqn. The three locations are the 10 Sqn Memorial (https://hidden-history.com/10-squadron-memorial/), which lies at the entrance to the Airfields from which he took off from in his Halifax Bomber and Durham Cathedral (https://zcu.io/fAXM) where there is a memorial window to the RAF.

Both the 10 sqn Memorial & Durham Cathedral include a FREE audio introduction written by Jane to help you connect with the location and the story.

Good luck to everyone and the prize draw will be done next weekend!!!

#competition #history #WW2

Tomorrow is competition day! Keep your eyes peeled for the opportunity to win a signed copy of Above Us The Stars by Jan...
05/12/2020

Tomorrow is competition day!

Keep your eyes peeled for the opportunity to win a signed copy of Above Us The Stars by Jane Lowes. A perfect early Christmas present for all #History lovers.

We will also be launching a new feature on the app thats very exciting!

See you all tomorrow

Kieran

The Friday Recommendation this week is from The Herstorian Mum , as she explores the History surrounding the Palm House ...
04/12/2020

The Friday Recommendation this week is from The Herstorian Mum , as she explores the History surrounding the Palm House in Liverpool and its connection to a Suffragette bombing campaign in the 1913.

The Blog post is written as a walking guide and will add a little bit of history to your daily exercise. Here is the link to the Herstory walk - https://zcu.io/VAVk and you can find more about Th Herstorian Mum Here - https://zcu.io/uZqf

Enjoy everyone!

#history #Liverpoolhistory

65 years ago today, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat for a white person. Her arrest (the actual ...
01/12/2020

65 years ago today, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat for a white person. Her arrest (the actual arrest slip is in the picture) was one of the turning points in the American Civil Rights Movement.

Mrs Parks was the local youth leader of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP). Mrs Parks and her husband had campaigned previously against segregation laws in the Southern States of America. And it was the NAACP that challenged the state segregation laws after her arrest and fine.

It was also during this court case that a young Martin Luther King called for a boycott of the bus services in Montomery. Around 40,000 black citizens took part in the boycott, which went on for 381 days.

On the 20th December the Supreme Court upheld the early ruling and ended the segregation laws on Alabama’s Buses.

#history #OnThisDay

The 3rd Audio Tour is…. The Great Fire Of London!Join the Tudor Historian Philippa, from British History Tours (British ...
29/11/2020

The 3rd Audio Tour is…. The Great Fire Of London!

Join the Tudor Historian Philippa, from British History Tours (British History Tours), on a guided audio tour that brings you closer to the events, the people and the locations touched by the fire.

You will hear how the fire started, took hold and was eventually fought as we guide you to six critical locations to the story. Four of these locations are actual buildings that survived the fire including the final location, which is one of the few pubs that survived and is still a pub today. The perfect way to end the walk!

You can listen to a sample of the tour on the Hidden History website (https://zcu.io/IN28 ) and you access the tour via an In-App Purchase of £2.99 on the Hidden History App. The tour can be accessed if you’re in London or in the comfort of your home.

Find out more about British History Tours - https://zcu.io/ge4R

On the 28th November 1990, the UK Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher formally resigns after eleven and half years. Mrs That...
28/11/2020

On the 28th November 1990, the UK Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher formally resigns after eleven and half years. Mrs Thatcher was the first female leader of the UK and served for the longest term since 1827.

24/11/2020

We joined Tiana on the History Chat show on IGLive to talk about how Hidden History started, the story so far and some hints about whats next. Where do you think we should go next?

On Tuesday we will be Live on the History Chat Show talking to Tiana all about how Hidden History started, the story so ...
22/11/2020

On Tuesday we will be Live on the History Chat Show talking to Tiana all about how Hidden History started, the story so fair and what’s next.

The History Chat show is on Instagram Live and is hosted by Tiana (@historietteuk) who is an unapologetic history geek. She combines her thirst for knowledge about medieval Europe with her love for travel to and shares her experiences with others. On the chat show Tiana indulges in her passion by speaking to historians, authors and people who are bringing history to life.

https://zcu.io/RzhD
IG: @historietteuk
Twitter: @historietteuk

Today we see the name Black Friday and we think bargains, discounts & Christmas! However, in 1910 Black Friday was the n...
18/11/2020

Today we see the name Black Friday and we think bargains, discounts & Christmas!

However, in 1910 Black Friday was the name given to the day where a protest of 300 Suffragettes turned violent, as the police and male members of the public tried to block them gaining access to the House of Commons. In total 115 women and four men, were arrested but no charges wherever made.

The protest started after the breakdown in the government over the budget and a delay in the reading of a proposed law, called the Conciliation Bill, which would give some women a level of Suffrage in the next election. The failure to move the Bill into Law was seen as a betrayal and The Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) organised a protest march from their headquarters at Caxton Hall to the House of Commons. The police followed them and once in Parliament Square they moved to stop them gaining access to parliament and this is when the violence occurred.

The violence was particularly shocking because of the numerous reports of sexual assaults. One Suffragette noted: "Several times constables and plain-clothes men who were in the crowds passed their arms round me from the back and clutched hold of my breasts in as public a manner as possible, and men in the crowd followed their example... My skirt was lifted up as high as possible, and the constable attempted to lift me off the ground by raising his knee. This he could not do, so he threw me into the crowd and incited the men to treat me as they wished". These acquisitions where further reported in the Murray and Brailsford memorandum from 1911 where 29 statements referenced sexual assault. They summarised the events as The action of which the most frequent complaint is made is variously described as twisting round, pinching, screwing, nipping, or wringing the breast. This was often done in the most public way so as to inflict the utmost humiliation. Not only was it an offence against decency; it caused in many cases intense pain ... The language used by some of the police while performing this action proves that it was consciously sensual”.

You can read more about the Caxton Hall here - https://zcu.io/um3c - and its on the HH Map directions to it on the Hidden History App you can download the App on... Andorid - https://zcu.io/Vd7k or Apple - https://zcu.io/rS7G

Today the 11th November 1918, The Great War Ended. Over 9 million soldiers lost their lives fighting the war to end all ...
11/11/2020

Today the 11th November 1918, The Great War Ended. Over 9 million soldiers lost their lives fighting the war to end all wars.

Today also marks the 100th anniversary of the laying to rest of the Unknown Solider in Westminster Abbey. At the same time an Unknown French Solider was also laid to rest at the Arc de Triomphe.

Sir William Hague's Despatches in 1918 paid this tribute to the fallen in his final dispatch of the war;

"In admiration for this outstanding achievement, the long years of patient and heroic struggle by which the strength and spirit of the enemy were gradually broken down cannot be forgotten. The strain of those years was never ceasing, the demands they made upon the best of the Empire's manhood are now known. Yet throughout all those years, and amid the hopes and disappointments they brought with them, the confidence of our troops in final victory never wavered. Their courage and resolution rose superior to every test, their cheerfulness never failing, however terrible the conditions in which they lived and fought. By the long, road they trod with so much faith and with such devoted and self-sacrificing bravery we have arrived at victory, and to-day they have their reward."

Despite the believe that war would never return it sadly did and since 1945 there has only been one year (2016) where no member of the UK Armed Services has lost their life.

Today in 1888 at 10:45am, Mary Jane Kelly's mutilated body was discovered lying on the bed in her single room at 13 Mill...
09/11/2020

Today in 1888 at 10:45am, Mary Jane Kelly's mutilated body was discovered lying on the bed in her single room at 13 Miller's Court, off Dorset Street, Spitalfields.

The attack on Mary was one of the most violent. Her throat had been severed down to the spine, the abdomen almost emptied of its organs and her heart taken. She is believed to be the final victim of Jack the Ripper.

You can find out more about Marys life and how she ended living in Spitalfields here - https://zcu.io/Rscp - and Millers Court is the 4th location you will visit on the Hidden History Audio Tour - https://zcu.io/wNTu - which you can listen to at home or on the streets of London.

08/11/2020

Its release day!

Today we released our 7th edition of new locations, articles and places to visit onto the App and Website for everyone to enjoy completely for free. We hope you all enjoy this release and it helps you get through the lock down!

In this release we have…

@ - Norwich is the new city! We have a leading article on the city’s history and to 20 locations you can visit.
@ - Three new leading and completely original articles… The Pirates of London, St Pauls Cathedral and a starter article of World War 2.
@ - The final cemetery in our coverage of the Magnificent Seven – Tower Hamlets
@ - Thee new museum reviews to help you all plan days out when the lockdowns are over… The Natural History Museum, The Ragged Museum & The Wallace Collection
@ - Five new locations across Liverpool to give you all more to see across that city
@ - Two new Roman locations with the Villa at Rockbourne & the Fort at Richborough
@ - A new location covering the Battle of Cable Street in London.

Download the app today…

Andorid - https://zcu.io/VIPs
Apple - https://zcu.io/PaxD

There will be more updates, content and audio tours coming so please keep your eyes peeled. Thank you for all the support and if you enjoy this release then please leave a review as it makes a huge difference.

Stay safe , stay indoors and hopefully this will help with the lockdown

Cheers

Kieran

#Norwich #History #Pirates

Tomorrow is the big day! 40 new locations, three new leading articles, one new city & three museums for you all to enjoy...
07/11/2020

Tomorrow is the big day!

40 new locations, three new leading articles, one new city & three museums for you all to enjoy.

Find the history, visit the locations and explore the past. Download the app today

Andorid - https://zcu.io/nfXP
Apple - https://zcu.io/uem8

Two more days until the next release of Hidden History. Have you heard about the Pirates of London? Find out all about t...
06/11/2020

Two more days until the next release of Hidden History.

Have you heard about the Pirates of London? Find out all about them in this release in one of our leading articles. Alongside the main article their are also three locations on the app linked to the Pirates of London you can visit when its safe to do so.

Download the app for free and start to explore the history thats all around us today.

Andorid - http://bit.ly/2VKBCol or
Apple - http://apple.co/2AUwKnH

The 7th release of new original content is coming this weekend!Its another big release with over 40 new locations to vis...
05/11/2020

The 7th release of new original content is coming this weekend!

Its another big release with over 40 new locations to visit, four leading articles for you all to enjoy and a new city added to the app. #Norwich #history

Download today...
Andorid - http://bit.ly/2VKBCol or
Apple - http://apple.co/2AUwKnH

Final walk across London today. The city was at its finest and hopefully it will not be too long  before we are back aga...
03/11/2020

Final walk across London today. The city was at its finest and hopefully it will not be too long before we are back again walking the streets and finding some history.

To help everyone get through the 2nd lockdown we will be releasing a new set of content over the weekend. Its a big release with four leading articles and over 40 new locations being added to the app across the UK. And yes.... finally #Norwich will be added to the app. We hope you all enjoy the new work and it gives you a bit of an escape in the weeks to follow.

Stay safe everyone!

The 2nd Audio Tour we launched has possibly the longest title ever… Shopping, Style & Suffrage The Hidden History of Lon...
24/10/2020

The 2nd Audio Tour we launched has possibly the longest title ever… Shopping, Style & Suffrage The Hidden History of London Department stores!

Join Elisha from the Hidden History team, as she explores the history of four of the most iconic departments stores in London - Harrods, Fortnum & Masons, Selfridges & Liberties – and how their arrival triggered the start of consumerism and the empowerment of the women consumer.

You can listen to a sample of the tour here – https://zcu.io/8s4R and you access the tour via an In-App Purchase of £2.99 on the Hidden History App. The tour can be accessed if you’re in London or in the comfort of your home.

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Hidden History is a mobile app that turns the streets you walk along into the museum you never knew existed.

Hidden History uses technology, design and creativity to tell historically meaningful stories in a factual, dynamic and engaging manner. We believe that by enabling everyone to form a connection with the events, the places and the people impacted by those events we can play a small part in helping protect the future.

We will be using this Facebook group to share with you engaging historical content and to provide updates on the new app releases. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing how HH is helping you discover the past.

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NYPD officer Matt McGrath on the beat near Brooklyn Bridge. The Irish man won the gold medal in the hammer throw at the 1912 Olympic Games. He also won silver at the 1908 and 1924 Olympics, the latter at 48 years of age. He was a huge man and part of a group of seven athletes who won 18 Olympic medals and later became known as The Irish Whales. Remarkably all were Irish and all but one were members of the NYPD. Originally from Bain News Service held in US Library of Congress. (photo from my new booK 'The Irish Whales: Olympians of Old New York')
I was horrified by what the Vale of Glamorgan council do to our heritage:
Wish they did a programme about this great man john graves simcoe .
Hidden History book of interest ..... I thoroughly recommend this book as a great winter read for those with an interest in WW2 hidden history and those who love a great detective story. Its non-fiction - based entirely on fact. The book follows a team of modern day investigators as they uncover documents on Hitler's secret weapons chief - General Hans Kammler - and discover what really happened to him at the end of WW2. Conventional history says Kammler died at the end of the war but the authors present documents which tell a very different story. Incredibly well researched and a gripping read. Available now on Amazon.
Nerdily excited about the arrival of the cup I won! Many thanks!
The team is expanding ahead of launch. I can't wait to share the HH project with you all in the coming weeks. Its time to try and make the world a slightly better place.
A interesting set of links to read through for any of you who served in Ireland.