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Miss Eleanor Archer – A Woman of Warwick
This is an account of the papers of Eleanor Archer; a local lady whose records are held at Warwickshire County Record Office, reference CR 367. An educated woman Miss Archer was born ...
Ghosts of My Friends - a Warwickshire Family Keepsake
These images might seem more appropriate for Hallowe’en, but our autograph book with a twist is a charming way to think of friends, past and present, as the festive season ...
The Heritage Cooking Challenge: Luncheon Cake
This recipe – probably dating to sometime in the 1920s – comes from a Warwickshire County Record Office document (reference CR4694/63) which is a notebook of recipes, homemade medicines, and knitting ...
Thunder and Lightning, 1905
Not an early demo of a Thin Lizzy album, but instead a report into weather of particular savage brutality. On 9th July 1905 a terrible storm swept across the UK. ...
Early Aviator at Barford Fete
This flight took place at the Barford Primrose League Fete and Flower Show in July 1912. The fete was held in the fields by the river Avon in conjunction with ...
Life in Barford in the 1940s
In 1940 my family moved to a small half timbered cottage in Church Street (still extant) opposite the memorial hall. There was well water but we still used oil lamps. I ...
Private Lunatic Asylums
Several private lunatic asylums were set up locally in the 19th century for those who could afford to pay. These private asylums were much smaller than the Hatton County Lunatic ...
A Third Sex? Gender Anxiety and Midlands Clergy
The concept of a ‘third sex’, or a gender identity other than male or female, is well established in many cultures around the world; these include Hijra in India, Two-Spirit ...
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