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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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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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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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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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