#StupidHot – The Bowers Chile Pepper Festival

Out in the depths of small-town Pennsylvania lies an incredibly hot surprise – the brilliant Chile Pepper Festival in Bowers, PA. Over two days, this small historic town hosts a festival celebrating all things chile pepper! Vendors come from far and wide to sell their unique and crazy hot sauces, chutneys, salsas, pickled goods, and […]

Open Day at Wandsworth Prison… Museum. Just the Museum.

This weekend is the last weekend in which the Wandsworth Prison Museum will sit in its current location–  a small gatehouse near the entry to Wandsworth Prison. In honour of that fact, the volunteer-run Museum is having an open weekend, which will conclude today at 4pm. The museum is the work of Stewart McLaughlin, a […]

A Walk Through Brompton Cemetery

In the early 19th century, London began to run out of room in churchyards and cemeteries. Descriptions of the existing burials conditions at the time were shocking; in particular the notes from a report prepared by Edwin Chadwick which included descriptions of people seeing “green and putrefying heads” sticking out of graves. (Porter.) New cemeteries […]