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EDIBLE ENGLAND

A Conservation perspective (from Kat Saunt) Heritage Open Days 2021 theme was Edible England and as part of my conservation workshop tours on Saturday the 11th of September I was able to talk about how many of the materials I use to conserve archive documents could – at a push- be described as edible. To […]

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Pocklington – Tour The Town

Experience the Past with the ‘What Was Here?’ app Free to download on Google Play or the App Store (search ‘what was here’) I’ve strolled around the beautiful town of Pocklington many times before, seen it’s bustling centre and quiet winding alleyways around the churchyard, but never before like this. My walk in Pocklington, using […]

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Haunting The Archives

Halloween Night Broadcast Editor’s Note: This competition has now closed. 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 […]

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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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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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