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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 […]

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Featured Archive RTÉ Archive

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Between the years 1952 and 1953, the English artist Nevill Johnson, supported by a small Arts Council grant and using a second hand Leica camera, shot a series of photographs depicting the people and places of the ‘real’ Dublin of that time. As an outsider looking in, he captured a valuable social record of the […]

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“To be Taught Everything Necessary”

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Discover 19th Century Childhood through Loreto Boarding Schools ‘To be taught everything necessary …..’; these were the instructions of the parents of Ellen Hart, 28 Watling Street, Dublin, when she enrolled as a boarding pupil in Loreto convent Navan in 1838.   What curriculum included ‘everything necessary’? What was Ellen’s experience of boarding school in […]

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Fake News, Mental Health and Escaping the Library: Civic Mission in Archives and Libraries

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“City and College should stand, shoulder to shoulder, facing the problems of life together” These words were written by a member of the Cardiff University Settlement in 1906. The settlement was a radical experiment in education and friendship between the University and its immediate neighbours. 113 years later, these words still sum up why we […]

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ARA Scotland Announce Explore Your Archive Ambassador 2019

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ARAScotland are delighted to announce that Jamie Crawford, who you may know from BBC1’s ‘Scotland from the Sky’, will be the ARA Scotland Explore Your Archive Ambassador for 2019-2020!  James Crawford is an award-winning writer, publisher and broadcaster. His first major work of non-fiction, Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of the World’s Greatest Lost Buildings was […]

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Powys Archives

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Powys Archives is located in Llandrindod Wells, and serves as the official repository for the records of the county of Powys. Our collections date from the fourteenth century and include public records from bodies such as courts and hospitals; official records such as county council and school records; ecclesiastical and non-conformist records, which can provide […]

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#Archive30

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The first of April was no April Fool for the archive and record keeping sector as ARA Scotlands’ #Archive30 campaign commenced across twitter and other social media platforms. ARA Scotland is one of the national and regional groups of the Archive and Records Association. They hold a range of training events across the year and are also […]