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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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The Archive of Thomas Manning, the First Englishman to Lhasa, Tibet

Archives Hub feature for August 2016 In December 1811, Thomas Manning entered Lhasa, Tibet, with his Chinese servant.  On the 17th, December, Manning was allowed into the presence of the 9th Dalai Lama – the six-year-old Lungtok Gyatso. Manning drew sketches … Continue reading

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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Archives: The Shakespeare Hut

Archives Hub feature for July 2016 A forgotten building that opened 100 years ago and which was a safe haven for nearly 100,000 First World War soldiers, is to be remembered at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine … Continue reading

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Barclaycard: 50 years of plastic money – the story from the Archives

Archives Hub feature for June 2016 29th June 2016 sees the 50th anniversary of the official launch of Barclaycard, the first all-purpose credit card in Europe. Origins and Idea The idea of Barclaycard is credited to general manager Derek Wilde, … Continue reading

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