Category Archives: public history

Eaten by Worm and Rats, then Blown Away by the Farting Misericord.

While the academic records can tell the story of an individual, so can the objects that an individual chooses to leave behind. Grave markers tell the story of the dead as told by the living, but a cenotaph tell the … Continue reading

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#365daysofdagwalking Upton-upon-Severn

Upton-upon-Severn is the smallest town in the country, and only an hour’s drive from home. My association with Upton is three-fold. It is the home of the Peter Sefton Furniture School. Peter is a master craftsman who runs what is … Continue reading

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Got that Friday feeling?

Leawood Pump house is open on Satuday and Sunday 1 and 2 October, so what could be better than to get yourself down to the Cromford Canal and the High Peak Junction. Take a train ride from Whasandwell to Cromford and take … Continue reading

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The Ships Graveyard at Purton, Gloucestershire

I have this incredible attachment to place; but what is place attachment, and what is this to do with history? How do we relate to it, interact with it, experience it, understand place? How (if at all) is the relationship … Continue reading

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Got that #Friday feeling? Fancy a day out?

Leawood Pump house is open on Sunday 3 July so what could be better than to get yourself down to the Cromford Canal and the High Peak Junction. Take a train ride from Whasandwell to Cromford and take yourself back … Continue reading

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Day Out? – Enjoy our Industrial Heritage

At a loose end this weekend? Got that #Friday feeling? Get yourself down to Leawood Pump House and High Peak Junction on the Cronford Canal. Take a train ride from Whasandwell to Cromford and walk back along one of the … Continue reading

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David Hey – Obituary

Another sad loss today. David Hey may not have been a film or a pop super star, but he in his own way made a significant impact on how we see our family history.   Traditionally academic historians tend to … Continue reading

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