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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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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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Alan Ball Award Local History Submissions Due – deadline next month

It is that time of year again when the CILIP Local Studies Group start calling for submissions for the Alan Ball Award for Local History publishing. Once again there are categories for the best printed and the best digital publications … Continue reading

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50 years of Conservation Areas in England

This month marks 50 years of conservation areas in England, and the biggest birthday party of all is in Stamford, Lincolnshire. via The First Conservation Area — Heritage Calling

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Much more than a Salisbury Suburb…

Bemerton is situated to the west of Salisbury and was once a village in its own right. It was the home of George Herbert, rector of Bemerton from 1630 until his death three years later. Some of Herbert’s works were … Continue reading

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Alan Ball Award 2017

Diana Dixon from CILIP Local Studies Group committee presented the certificate for the 2016 Alan Ball Award to Peterborough Local Studies and Archives Service for their interactive website Peterborough in the Great War on May 3rd 2017. Despite keen competition … Continue reading

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Avebury Squaring the Circle on Radio

You can find out more about our astonishing discovery at Avebury by listening to the Radio 4 Today programme podcast (interview at 53 mins 30 secs) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08vwn6f via Avebury – Squaring the Circle Radio Interview — FragmeNTs

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Summer Solstice

Although there was historically a Summer Fayre at Stonehenge held on traditional midsummer’s day of the 24th of June, it was only comparatively recently that the association between Stonehenge and the Summer Solstice Sunrise was realised. Before Britain adopted the … Continue reading

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A Hundred Walks — crimsonprose

No, not 100 walks, but walks across, around and through an English hundred. This is something I began last summer, source of the flower photos I posted (see also The Confusing Case of the Norman Arches), and intend to resume … Continue reading

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