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 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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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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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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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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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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