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#ExploreYourArchive Day: a focus for our campaign

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Have you heard about #ExploreYourArchive Day? Read on to find out all about it… What is #ExploreYourArchive Day? We introduced #ExploreYourArchive Day in March 2020 to provide a focus day for showcasing archive collections that are related to our monthly campaign themes. When does #ExploreYourArchive Day take place? #ExploreYourArchive Day takes place on the 10th […]

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Affection, architecture and football in and beyond the archives: Archibald Leitch’s stadium plans in Art of Ayresome

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Teesside Archives’ collections feature a range of items relating to the area’s sporting heritage spanning club records, oral histories, plans, photographs and programmes.   Amongst the highlights on the sporting collections are a number of Ayresome Park football stadium plans by world-acclaimed stadium designer Archibald Leitch, recently digitised and currently on show as part of […]

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The Common Room of The Great North – Knowledge and Collection; adapting our programme during a pandemic.

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In the heart of Newcastle Upon Tyne’s city centre, you will find one of the largest, most comprehensive, public collections on mining engineering in the world. Established in 1852, The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers’ core purpose was to improve safety and to alleviate the horrific impact of disasters on mining […]

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Wellbeing and Archives: Sustained Engagement with the Past is Good for You.

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In May, History Begins at Home was launched.  This national public-facing campaign delivered via social media – Facebook @historybeginsathome and Twitter @beginshistory –uses archives to improve wellbeing by encouraging new audiences to explore the past they are directly connected to. The idea behind the campaign is to encourage people to connect or re-connect with members […]

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With Love from Dunkirk

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A few months ago, through a series of coincidences, staff at Suffolk Archives discovered something remarkable. Amongst the records we hold for the Suffolk Regiment is a bundle of 41 long-lost letters. The letters were written during the retreat to Dunkirk, and for those who did not make it home they may well be their […]

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WGH Transportation Engineering Collection at the National Fairground and Circus Archive

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WGH Transportation Engineering was a specialist company operating between 1989 and 2016 from their headquarters in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Their business focused on the supply of amusement rides to the leisure industry and specialist transportation, such as inclined lifts and automated passenger transportation systems, to the wider sector.   WGH was founded by Andrew Howarth, […]

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Explore Your Archives Launch Ireland

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Explore Your Archive in Ireland will be launched on Thursday 21st November in the Irish Architectural Archive, Merrion Square in Dublin. Kindly supported by the Irish Manuscripts Commission, the launch will kick off a week of events in local and national organisations in Ireland, to celebrate Explore Your Archive. ARA, Ireland will also be launching […]