Tag Archives: Webley-Parry

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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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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Shrub – by popular demand!

I made shrub for Making History, our Explore Your Archive 2017 event last November. The brave souls who tasted it were impressed and apparently completely unharmed! We therefore present (by popular demand) a blog all about making this very alcoholic … Continue reading

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How the other half ate: Tea biscuits from the Webley-Parry collection

This is not the first, or indeed the last, time that the Webley-Parry cookbook makes an appearance on our blog. For Explore Your Archives Week 2016, this archivist tried the Tea Biscuits recipe. Here is the transcript, with original spelling … Continue reading

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Eliza Webley-Parry: The Journals of a Genteel Woman of Nineteenth-Century Cardiganshire

Dr Rose McCormack Over the past three months I have been volunteering for Ceredigion archive. The project I have been working on has been an exciting one; I was asked by the archive to look at the diaries of Eliza … Continue reading

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Capturing the moment: albums of a Welsh gentry family

The catalogue of diaries and other family papers from the Webley-Parry collection (ref. WP) will be available on our website soon. The photographs are being listed by our volunteer John Wiles whose guest blog – below – introduces this part … Continue reading

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