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Photography and Dressing Up in Victorian Cardiganshire

We are delighted to present a guest blog by Dr. Lucy Smith. Dr. Lucy Smith has degrees in English Literature and Archive Administration and her doctorate was on Julia Margaret Cameron’s photography. She is particularly interested in creative archives, and … Continue reading

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Of Murderers, Starvation and Hangmen

We present an exclusive guest blog by Richard Ireland. Richard W. Ireland is a legal historian who taught for many years at Aberystwyth University. He is the author of many articles and his books include ‘A Want of Order and … Continue reading

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My Work Experience at Ceredigion Archives

We present a guest blog by Georgie Whittock who spent some time gaining work experience with us recently, an experience both pleasant and useful for all concerned! I am a second year archaeology student at Lampeter University, and I have been … Continue reading

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The Hallworths part 3: Anyone for tennis?

We present the third in a guest blog mini-series about the Hallworths and their activities. Catch up with part one and part two, then join Annie Hallworth for a game of tennis! Interwar small town tennis clubs were social hubs where … Continue reading

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The Hallworths part 2: Oh, what a lovely war!

We present part two of the Hallworth family mini series! This fascinating photograph shows Thomas Hallworth at war, on the beach near Alexandria. In Civvy Street, Thomas, who had started off as a coachman at Hyde in Cheshire, was a … Continue reading

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Captain Beefheart mince pies

Another Explore Your Archives exclusive! For our Making History event, I made the shrub – already blogged about – and, helped by my friend Mark, some festively archival mince pies using another recipe from the Webley-Parry recipe books. Here it is again: … Continue reading

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