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Hatting in Atherstone
I used to work at the hat factory and the slipper factory, mostly Christmas for the slipper factory. It was ladies’ side and men’s side, so we didn’t mix and ...
An Introduction to Warwickshire Taxidermy
The animals you see displayed at Warwickshire Museum are the result of taxidermy and the majority are of species that occur in the British Isles and, in particular, Warwickshire itself. ...
Saving the Small Blue Butterfly
When I was younger my family frequently went on day trips down to Lulworth Cove, and I remember my Dad pointing out some very small, blue butterflies that would occasionally rise ...
The Wilmcote Plesiosaur
During the 19th century, the Jurassic limestone layers of southern and eastern Warwickshire were quarried for flooring, gravestones and walling, and for making lime and cement. Workmen often uncovered amazing fossils ...
We're all Stories in the End: Jimmy's Journey
The background In April 2017 Heritage & Culture Warwickshire worked with The Play House and pupils from Westgate Primary to create tales inspired by objects on display at the Market Hall ...
We're all Stories in the End: The Belgian Refugee
The background In April 2017 Heritage & Culture Warwickshire worked with The Play House and pupils from Westgate Primary to create tales inspired by objects on display at the Market Hall Museum. Four classes from Westgate Primary ...
The Generosity and the Humanity of the People in Rugby Towards Refugees From Belgium
When the German army invaded Belgium 250,000 Belgians fled to Britain. Rugby, quite typically of the country’s reactions, established Relief Committees to organise accommodation and fund support1. 200 were settled ...
Belgian Refugees Wed at St. Marie's Church, Rugby
The invasion of Belgium ruined the life-hopes of many ordinary Belgian folk. One couple was Victor Buelens and Emelie Alice deKeyser from Louvain who had planned their marriage for 22nd ...
Willans Works Huts for Belgian Refugees
The project to catalogue the records of the Rugby engineering firm Willans and Robinson has uncovered many topical references to the First World War. Following the German invasion of Belgium on ...
The Maidenhair Trees of Priory Park, Warwick
Amongst the varied trees of Priory Park, Warwick, there is a particular species that greatly interests me as someone with a vested interest in our ancient geological past. This is ...
Warwickshire Museum's Giant Irish Deer
Amongst its historical collections, the Market Hall Museum in Warwick cares for and displays the skeleton of an extinct male Giant Irish Deer (or ‘Irish Elk’), dug from an Irish ...
Harry Jackson, Blacksmith at Beausale
I remember Dad and I taking our ponies to be shoed by Harry Jackson, the Blacksmith, in Beausale, when I was a little girl during the 1960s. He lived in ...
The Warwickshire Museum Brown Bear
This is a real stuffed bear that was probably shot in the Victorian period and was inherited from the Warwick Natural History and Archaeological Society in 1932. It has been ...
From the Punjab to Rugby - Part One
From the Punjab to Rugby - Part Two
Moving to Rugby, a Peaceful Quiet Town
Moving to Rugby in the 1980s
Settling in Rugby From Nairobi, and Coping With the Snow
Rugby. A Nation Locked in This Nation
Joining Their Son in Rugby, From Portugal
Life in Rugby, and Similarities With Jalandhar in India
Moving to Rugby, Running a Taxi Business
Rugby's Helpful Community After Moving From Gujarat
Riots and Ribbons: Part Two
In Part one, I looked at the interaction between ribbon weaving in Coventry and Nuneaton and the unrest which arose with the onset of industrialisation in the early 19th century . However, ...
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