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A Significant Date

Friday 26th October 2018 marks the 160th anniversary of the first water to be pumped from Sandfields Pumping Station, Lichfield to the industrial Black Country in the industrial Midlands. The nineteenth century witnessed significant changes to the landscape. With the … Continue reading

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A Black Jacket

Originally posted on DewsburyVictorianFamilies:
It’s interesting where this blog is leading me. I think I’m turning into a Victorian. Or at least, my culturally biased idea of a Victorian. Certainly my fashion sense has changed. I came across a Victorian…

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A Veil

Originally posted on DewsburyVictorianFamilies:
I’m fascinated with the idea of objects as a gateway to the past. The recipe book itself, of course is the original object linking me to Minnie, but I still keep my eye on eBay and…

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Making time for recycling

Some people think that recycling is a new idea, but in fact it has been around for years. Before the days of cheap mass produced products, things were made by the hand of the skilled craftsperson. Items were crafted with care, … Continue reading

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A Dress

Originally posted on DewsburyVictorianFamilies:
I found this dress in an antique shop in Leominster:       I noticed it, went away and had a cup of coffee, then went back and bought it. I’d been thinking about Minnie and Dewsbury of…

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Pens, paper, scissors… It’s so easy to take these everyday objects for granted

This has to be one of the best short films I have seen for sometime now. It captures something very special, and something that not everyone can see, tacit knowledge. Just watch Cliff’s hands, and how he handles the scissors; … Continue reading

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Raspberry Sandwich

Originally posted on DewsburyVictorianFamilies:
So, Eleanor sent George Finney a raspberry sandwich from Dewsbury to the trenches in France. What constituted a raspberry sandwich for the Kirk girls? I had a look in Minnie’s books to find out and discovered…

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