Category Archives: local history

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.   Advertisements

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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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Westbury Heritage Society News

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Michael Wood on Alfred the Great and the Battle of Edington

On the evening of Thursday 16 November 2017 the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre was delighted to welcome renowned historian and television presenter, Michael Wood, as our guest speaker. Michael travelled from London to present a special one-off lecture to … Continue reading

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New Local History Resource

The Redress of the Past: Historical Pageants in Britain 1905-2016 is a new free-to-use resource for local history: http://www.historicalpageants.ac.uk/pageants/ Dressing up and re-enacting the past through dramatic performance was a popular activity across much of twentieth-century Britain. Historical pageants were put on … Continue reading

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Art in the Landscape

When we think about local history, it is perhaps easiest to think about the use of the land; those who made use of it and the changes they brought. The landscape is constantly transforming from season to season. There are … Continue reading

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The Middle Ridgeway

Middle Ridgeway by Eric Jones and Patrick Dillon tells the story of the chalk downland of the North Wessex Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in a refreshingly new way, considering the themes of the influence of the London market for … Continue reading

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