Toby's experience comes from website design as well as experience running large forums and communities. After he married Debbie he developed a keen interest in history and found himself discussing history quite a lot!
Fact of the Day
After a crush killed 33 at the Bolton Wanderers' football ground in 1946, the bodies were lined up against the touchline and the game restarted, next to the bodies, within 30 minutes.
Quote of the Day
"Somme. The whole history of the world cannot contain a more ghastly word.
~ Friedrich Steinbrecher (German Officer)
On This Day
1429Joan of Arc began the Siege of La Charité. The siege was abandoned after a month.
1542An English force of about 3,000 defeated a Scottish force five times the size at the Battle of Solway Moss.
1831Michael Faraday presented his first series of papers on 'Experimental Research into Electricity' to the Royal Society.
1859Darwin published 'On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection'. It was a cornerstone for theories on evolution.
1974The most complete skeleton of Australopithecus afarensis was found in Ethiopia. She was named Lucy after the Beatles' song.
1987The Conservative government abolished free eye tests