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The East Riding Covid-19 Archive

(Editor’s note): This article was originally published in May 2020. Under the current Government lockdown restrictions (effective from 4th January 2021, the Archives service remains closed to visitors. We ask that you keep any items safely until such time as we can announce that the service is due to re-open. Thank you. We are living […]

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, look no further. Watch our latest ‘Archive to Armchair’ video where you can take a trip through some wintry scenes from our collections covering Beverley, Little Weighton, Pocklington and Walkington in the early 20th century. Starring: [00:19] Postcard of North Bar Without, south west end from west, Beverley, […]

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Haunting The Archives

Halloween Night Broadcast As years go, the mere whisper of ‘2020’ will send a shiver down the spine for quite some time and, as we enter the darker months, the ghoulish season creeps upon us; Halloween!   Traditionally, thought to be a Celtic holiday, in modern times it has become a night of fun to celebrate […]

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DANES DYKE PICTURE CHALLENGE

If you go down to the woods today.. ..you could win a ‘Pics App’ prize!! (See our competition page for details of how to enter) ‘Danes Dyke’ has long been a much-loved nature reserve for residents and visitors to the Bridlington area.  Its name hints at the Danes (Vikings) who once invaded the area at […]

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Your East Riding COVID-19 Experiences

(Editor’s note): This article was originally published in August 2020. Under the current Government lockdown restrictions (effective from 4th January 2021, the Archives service remains closed to visitors. We ask that you keep any items safely until such time as we can announce that the service is due to re-open. Thank you. Previously in May, […]

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A Nice Journey

A Journal ‘From Kilnwick To Nice’ (archive ref: DDSA/1113) I don’t know about you, but it feels like, in our current ‘Covid’ times, my world has shrunk a little bit since free travel began to get curtailed.  Even now, with lockdown measures beginning to ease, it feels as though many people are self-restricting themselves in […]

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A Gentleman’s Joke

The joke book of Edward Herbert, Victorian gentleman, of Upper Helmsley Hall (archive-ref DDHT/18/1) Ask someone to describe the typical Victorian gentleman, and ‘humorous’ is probably one of the last adjectives that would be conjured.  Our impression of the Victorians is one of stern-faced disciplinarians with a stiff upper lip, who you couldn’t possibly imagine […]

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17th Century ‘Smoothie’

The ‘Snail Water’ (archive-ref DDHI/58/1/1) It’s now 205 years since the Battle of Waterloo, that famous victory over the ‘old enemy’ France.  As a nation we tend to revel in the traditional rivalry between the British and the French but, thankfully, today this is a friendly one. Nevertheless, we still enjoy drawing comparisons between our […]

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New ‘Archives Card’ Scheme

From the 6th July 2020 the East Riding Archives service will be using the new Archives Card scheme. Readers will need to be registered to consult the archives in the research room. The CARN (County Archives Research Network) reader’s ticket scheme expired on the 31st March 2020 and was replaced with the Archives Card. Please […]

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Mrs Wilson’s Gingerbread (1907)

by Naomi Peach Volunteer and History Graduate (guest contributor) As a keen baker and recent history graduate, the idea of trying my hand at some recipes from the East Riding Archives seemed right up my street. After perusing some of the recipes on the blog, I decided to give Mrs Wilson’s Gingerbread (1907) (archive-ref DDX1882/1) […]

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