Our Criminal Ancestors

Using historical criminal justice records by Professor Helen Johnston Professor of Criminology, University of Hull (guest contributor) During 2017 and 2018, we led a collaborative public engagement project funded by the AHRC called ‘Our Criminal Ancestors‘ and we continue to work with a range of archives, museums and heritage organisations to engage the public in […]

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Risk It For A Biscuit

Ann Schofield’s Recipe for ‘Lemon Biscuits’, 1754 (archive-ref DDSD/643) When you work in a place like East Riding Archives, you can’t help but look into some of your own genealogy, or ‘family history’ as it were.  It’s partly because doing so is good training for helping others to trace their ancestors, but also having all […]

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Casting A Wide Net

‘Trawling Through Time: The Story Of Cook, Welton and Gemmell, Shipbuilders’ tv documentary goes online! Last summer it was previewed to a full-house at Beverley’s Parkway Cinema, then in November it was broadcast on That’s TV Humber, and published on DVD shortly afterwards.  Now, ‘Trawling Through Time: The Story Of Cook, Welton & Gemmell’ documentary […]

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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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May’s Newsletter

Our newsletter this month contains information on how we are keeping in touch with everyone during these difficult and unusual times. We even mention this very Blog! You can also find out about some of the varied collections that are kept in the Archives. There is the Beverley Voluntary Service Hospital Helps scrapbook from the 1940s, […]

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Hello and Welcome!

Introducing the East Riding Archives Blog … In these times of lockdown it’s important now, more than ever, that we bring you online content based on our amazing documentary heritage collections while we await the day when we can welcome you back into our home at the Treasure House in Beverley, East Yorkshire. Even though […]

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