Category Archives: First World War

“Venereal Diseases Cause More Casualties than War”: A Grim Magic Lantern Show…

We present another blog about slides digitized during the recent From Darkness into Light project. Newly digitized and now available online, this curious collection of magic lantern slides (ADX/1262) starts with images of flowers and sculptures but quickly gets down to its principal … Continue reading

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Cocoa and the working woman

Do you remember cocoa ? It was what we drank before drinking chocolate stole the limelight. I’ve noticed that “hot chocolate” nowadays represents that which is cosy and comforting and maybe even ‘hygge’. But I’m on a one-woman crusade to … Continue reading

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‘From unexpected places’: new sources for our Great War blog

This blog entry is by Dr. Lynn Bruce, whose company and expertise we have recently enjoyed. Lynn came to us from Edinburgh on a very short project contract , and we have been delighted by the quality and quantity of … Continue reading

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The arrival of the Belgian refugees in Cardiganshire

The barbarity of the fighting on the frontline in WW1 led to the largest influx of refugees in Britain’s history when over 250,000 Belgians arrived on our shores.  In the early part of the war it gave local people a … Continue reading

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