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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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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