British coin denominations and their values from the historic era can sometimes be difficult to remember. A really nice web resource to bookmark, with images and explanations, is this site from the Royal Mint Museum:
A really helpful tool for calculating the day of week an event took place.  So, if you want to know what day 16 October 1857 was, this little tool will help you:

ps - it was a Friday
Our new blog photo was captured today during a walk through Coverdale in the Yorkshire Dales.  This old field barn is located between Horsehouse and West Scrafton, near the hamlet of Swineside. is now on facebook