Category Archives: History

How to buy a palace. And other thoughts on being a charity trustee.

I have just stepped down after almost six years as a Trustee for Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust. I have previously been a trustee for a range of heritage sector organisations including professional development, strategic, and heritage preservation bodies. I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Fabulous free images from British Library

British Library offers over 1 million free vintage images for download. News story here. Have a play with the British Library Flickr site here. My name in fabulous typography.

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Museums. An elaborate tapestry.

“Here was an elaborate tapestry of institutions of national and local importance woven over two hundred years.” Robert Hewison, Cultural Capital: The Rise and Fall of Creative Britain, 2014.

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Hartlebury Castle’s future secured with help of Heritage Lottery Fund

Hartlebury Castle’s future secured with help of Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Hellens Manor. A proper heritage eccentric.

A visit to Hellens, a Jacobean manor house in Herefordshire, was such a delight and produced so many pictures, I felt a blog was the thing. To start. Some serious door knockers. The toilets were a mini-museum in their own … Continue reading

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My thoughts. New Border? New Boss? #indyref

1603. This happened. King James the First Uniting England and Scotland, Paul Rubens, 1632-33. ©Birmingham Museums Trust. 1706. This happened. Treaty of Union, 1706. 18 September 2014. This might happen. ©Maddy Burrows, 2014. BTW. More fabulous images by students at … Continue reading

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Where has my travelling trunk been?

I was cleaning the bedroom (yeah exciting) and actually read the label on one of the travel trunks that form my furniture. Cunard Line. Dr & Mrs Howard.  Ship: Carinthia. Class: Tourist. Date of Sailing: 20th Dec 1964. From: Greenock. … Continue reading

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