Travelling the world, you rarely need to look far to encounter traces of the past. Our towns, cities and villages are built like layer cakes which ooze with history whichever way you turn. The more you dig into the past, the more fascinating the discoveries become.

PastInThePresent.net was founded by journalist and heritage enthusiast Mark Gee with the very simple aim of showcasing the history on display across the world today. From age-old traditions that continue year after year to buildings constructed hundreds of years ago, it really is hard to escape the joys of the past.

Based in London, PastInThePresent.net’s main focus is on historic discoveries in Britain’s capital itself, but the site frequently covers other corners of the nation as well as the wider world.  

Mark continues to write many of the features on PastInThePresent.net, but we are always looking for other contributors that share our enthusiasm for the past. As a not-for-profit venture, we can’t currently pay our writers, but we can give you a platform for your articles and photos to be hosted.   

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  1. Hi Mark

    Just discovered your site and found it very interesting. I thought you might be interested in our new book Crafted in Britain – The Survival of Britain’s Traditional Industries (Bloomsbury 2017):


    It is not out until next February but you can get a glimpse of some of the work by visiting my website and going to the Workers section:




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