Robin Burton of the Glos Trad Project has written a special guest post on the history of wassailing in Gloucestershire, and its rich repository of folk songs and practices. Robin is a singer, a folkorist and a co-ordinator of the […]
September is so busy that many of us miss out on the fantastic Heritage Open Days that take place nationwide every year. Architectural and cultural sites, many of them closed to the public normally, throw open their doors during the second weekend of September […]
Most people associate Alfred Tennyson with Lincolnshire, with good reason. The sights and sounds of the North Sea coast at Mablethorpe haunt his poetry – ‘Break, break, break/On thy cold grey stones, O Sea’. However, the poet spent […]
The University Archives host a fascinating blog. Each month you can read about a particular item, document or other hidden treasure. It also offers research guidance, opening hours at Francis Close Hall, conatcts and other information.