Tag Archives: Truth & Rumors

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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The power of Place

Place attachment I have an 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 … Continue reading

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Wildfire Through Staffordshire – The Bilston Cholera Epidemic

Wildfire Through Staffordshire – Where Are the Graves is the first of a series of films presenting the work of Ian Henery, Walsall Poet Laureate. The Bilston Cholera Epidemic had been covered in the narrative of the book, Wildfire Through … Continue reading

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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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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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The Great Man Theory of History

I was thrown off the history CSE at school for not showing sufficient interest. If I take a Stoic view of myself, the history teacher was right, I had no interest in the Great Man theory of history. The Great … Continue reading

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History is not an Island, it is a Bridge to the Past

The attraction for ‘how things were’ is determined by a sense of wistfulness, and is driven by distant memories, stories and anecdotes told by parents, grandparents and other family members. This and other memories, images and feeling are created and … Continue reading

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The King’s of Siam[1] – a Personal Autobiography Through Time, Relationships and Place.

‘Somehow I had to send myself back, with words as a catalyst, to open the memories out and see what they had to offer.’[2] Introduction There are a number of criteria according to which the past can be divided up, … Continue reading

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Landscape and Place, an Enlargement of Consciousness

Now this must be the sweetest place From here to heaven’s end; The field is white and flowering lace, The birches leap and bend Place attachment is the way we relate, interact, experience and understand our relationship with our environment, … Continue reading

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Lilly’s Story – Objects and Collections – Public History

Why should Lilly’s story be of interest to historians, and why is this public History? Public history is perhaps one of the fastest growing sub fields within the historical profession, as it allows the use of the traditional historical skills … Continue reading

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