Tagged with History

Guest blog: Erlestoke Unearthed

Guest blog: Erlestoke Unearthed

“Miss, why are you here? Why are you bothering with us?” Half way through our project and one participant can’t get his head around the fact that a couple of historians, a theatre maker and a facilitator chose to come into a prison to work with a group of men on an archaeology and identity … Continue reading

Congratulations to Meg Lintern and Helena Baxendale

The Young Walter Scott Prize is a creative writing prize specifically for young budding historical fiction writers. Entrants who are interested in history and writing are aged between 11 and 19. Congratulations to Wiltshire based Meg Lintern and Helena Baxendale who were among ten highly commended entrants in the 2018 Young Walter Scott Prize awards. … Continue reading

Job: Collections Manager, Bristol Aero Collection Trust, Aerospace Bristol

The Collections Manager is a permanent post and will provide overall strategic direction and managerial responsibility for the collections, staff and volunteers. The role requires outstanding collections and people management skills. There is a small collections team and body of volunteers already in place, working on the restoration and conservation of objects and exhibition maintenance. … Continue reading

Opportunity: Library Cataloguing Volunteers at Salisbury Cathedral Library and Sarum College Library

Salisbury Cathedral Library and Sarum College Library are together working on an Heritage Lottery Funded project to catalogue our historic book collections so they are discoverable by anyone online.  The Cathedral’s printed book collection dates from the 15th century and consists of over 10,000 books, Sarum College’s rare book collection is smaller but nonetheless of … Continue reading

The Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre’s new programme

The Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre have released details about its forthcoming programme which includes a talk by Joy Bloomfield about the new additions to archive and museum collections as part of the Cultures and Creative Wiltshire project and a Memory Box Reading Group. Download the programme here.