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The Joy of Ephemera

I and two colleagues from the History Centre and Salisbury Library were lucky enough to pay a visit to the welcoming staff and volunteers at the Centre for Ephemera Studies at the University of Reading https://www.reading.ac.uk/typography/research/typ-researchcentres.aspx recently. I’d like to … Continue reading

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Secret Swindon

Secret Swindon by Angela Atkinson Amberley Press, 2018 95 pages, includes bibliography, paperback ISBN 9781445683386 £14.99 The aim of this colourful publication is to prove that Swindon is so much more than you might think; a multi-layered, unique and vibrant … Continue reading

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Wiltshire Project

You can take part in Ted Homer’s Arts Council/HLF project to discover more about heritage and tradition in Wiltshire. Visit Ted’s website to find out more.  

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WWI Belgian Refugees

Are you interested in the history of Belgian refugees in the UK during the First World War? Have you been involved in researching them in your local area? Maybe you have a family story that you’d like to share? If so, the … Continue reading

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Local Studies Looking for Help

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc24X4GvO_eiofK2xjDNldYEGzDiKDiYN8sL3y6q6_GM7RArQ/viewform?embedded=true Looking for advice or inspiration for your work? In recent years LSG has helped by organising training and propagating material through our journal, blog posts and tweets, but now we want to do more by putting together a local … Continue reading

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Local Traditions at their Best – Beating the Bounds

via Beating the Bounds 2018

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Bratton Iron Works

      Bratton History Association has just published an 80 page booklet entitled ‘Bratton Iron Works: An Illustrated Record’ describing the rise and fall over 160 years of the agricultural engineering firm of R & J Reeves & Son … Continue reading

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History is Revealed at Bremhill

I had a room full of interested attendees for my first History Revealed day. For those of you who are familiar with our Interpretation courses at the History Centre, this is a variation on a theme. I would like to … Continue reading

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Data Protection Regulations for Local History Groups

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR 2016) and the Data Protection Bill (2017) Why GDPR and what does that mean? • Why? Increasing volume of digital data and new ways of processing it means greater risks of abuses of human rights … Continue reading

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