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Oswin E. Craster and guidebooks

Oswin Edmund Craster (1916-2006) was appointed an Assistant Inspector to the Office of Works in 1938. After war service in the SOE (in France and Burma) [ 118 more words

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Ghost Stories To Chill

It was cold enough to chill the blood at Caerphilly Castle at the weekend – thank heavens for thermal underwear!  Ten performances of a set of suitably chilling ghost stories proved incredibly popular despite the weather.   48 more words

A.J. Taylor and Ministry of Works Guidebooks

Arnold Joseph Taylor (1911-2002) wrote several of the guidebooks for England and Wales. In 1935 he was appointed Assistant Inspector to the Office of Works, and in 1946 Inspector of Ancient Monuments for Wales, Assistant Chief Inspector in 1954, and Chief Inspector in 1961 (to 1972). 58 more words

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Guides for Ancient Monuments in Wales

Sir Cyril Fox’s guide to the Ancient Monuments in the Care of the Ministry of Works in South Wales and Monmouthshire (1954) provides a window into how the work for providing guidebooks was progressing. 44 more words

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William Frances Grimes and guidebooks for Wales

William Francis Grimes had worked for the National Museum in Cardiff until just before the Second World War when he went to the Ordnance Survey (and took part in the… 109 more words

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Wilfrid J. Hemp: guidebooks

One of the pioneering guidebook writers for heritage sites in Wales was Wilfrid J. Hemp (1882-1962), Inspector of Ancient Monuments for Wales from 1913. He collaborated with (Sir) Charles Reed Peers on the guidebook for Harlech Castle (1927). 35 more words

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C.A. Ralegh Radford: guidebooks

Two areas of research have been coming together. The first is my biography of Dr Winifred Lamb, Honorary Keeper at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. The second is a study on the development of guidebooks in England and Wales. 382 more words

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