Category Archives: features

Archives of the Erskine Hospital Ltd, veterans charity, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Archives Hub feature for June 2017 June 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the official opening of Erskine Hospital.  Located in the west coast of Scotland, Erskine was founded in 1916 as the Princess Louise Scottish Hospital for Limbless Sailors and … Continue reading

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The Basque child refugee archive

Archives Hub feature for May 2017 In May 1937 approximately 4,000 children, with labels pinned to their clothes, came to Southampton on board the Habana from Santurzi/Santurce, the port of Bilbo/Bilbão, fleeing the Spanish Civil War and its consequences. The … Continue reading

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The Editorial Correspondence of C.P. Scott in the Guardian archive

Archives Hub feature for April 2017 The Guardian is one Britain’s leading newspapers, with a long standing reputation as a platform for Liberal opinion, and an international online community of 30.4 million readers. Founded in Manchester in 1821, it was created … Continue reading

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The Nuclear Disarmament Symbol sketches

Archives Hub feature for March 2017 The nuclear disarmament symbol, often known as the ‘peace sign’, is a modern icon, used by protestors and activists across the world and provoking powerful emotions.  It is ubiquitous in fashion and youth culture, to … Continue reading

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Archive of Recorded Church Music

Archives Hub feature for February 2017 THE FOUNDING OF THE ARCHIVE The first gramophone records went on sale in England 120 years ago and five years later, in 1902, the first ever gramophone record by an English robed choir of gentlemen … Continue reading

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The Archives of Horrockses, cotton manufacturers of Preston

Archives Hub feature for January 2017 Our large collection of business records relating to the Horrockses cotton firm was first deposited at Lancashire Archives in 1969, and has proved popular with researchers throughout the last half century. A recent funding award … Continue reading

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12 days of Christmas – Archives Style! (2016 remix)

Archives Hub feature for December 2016 There are several versions of the traditional folk melody The Twelve Days of Christmas. This feature is based on the 1909 publication by English composer Frederic Austin. On the twelfth day of Christmas, my … Continue reading

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Papers of the Association of Chief Police Officers – the National Reporting Centre

Archives Hub feature for November 2016 The Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales and Northern Ireland (ACPO) was formed in 1948, and disbanded in 2015. From 1964 it formed part of the tripartite system of governance over the police … Continue reading

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The D’Oyly Carte Archive

Archives Hub feature for October 2016 The D’Oyly Carte Archive is one of the jewels in the crown of the V&A Theatre and Performance collections, and is one of the most significant archives in the world relating to the operas of … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Forgotten Composer: The Archive of Erik Chisholm

Archives Hub feature for September 2016 Erik Chisholm was born on 4 January 1904 in Glasgow.  A precocious talent, at the age of fourteen Chisholm undertook early study of pianoforte, rudiments of music and harmony and counterpoint (composition) under Thomas Nisbet … Continue reading

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