The Camelia, the Flower of Emancipation
Coal: The Poisonous Black Diamond
The Hand of Fatima: A Universal Symbol?
The Tin Can: Conserve and Survive
Making HistoryThe Parasol and Beach Culture
The parasol or beach umbrella is synonymous with summer beach holidays but it has not always been so. Historian Elsa Devienne tells us the social and cultural history of an object that has appeared on and disappeared from our beaches as fashion, tanning practices and our attitudes to our bodies change.