From the Minute to the Gigantic

  • North West of England

  • 22 - 24 November 2017

  • 10:00 - 17:00
  • Free

The 350th anniversary of the birth of Jonathan Swift gave us the idea to mark Explore Your Archives week with displays of some of our smallest archives to some of our larger ones.  The acclaimed author of Gulliver’s Travels reputedly stayed here in our town of Whitehaven when he was a small child - at the Red Flag Inn overlooking the Georgian town so legend says. Was this his inspiration for the town of Lilliput in his classic novel? Whitehaven folk like to think so. See our photograph of our longest document which is 85 feet!  

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