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P is for The Pencil of Nature… a wonderful illustration of necromancy

The Pencil of Nature, published between June 1844 and April 1846, was the first commercially published book to be illustrated with photographs. As such, it is a landmark not only in the history of photography but in the way that we view our world. 1,193 more words


Lacock in the sun!

What a difference a little sun makes to how we feel!  Especially after all the wet and grey weather we have had in this part of the world in recent weeks! 127 more words

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Lacock Abbey: Wall Painting Conservation Archive

Sue Sharp (Birkbeck, University of London) and I recently examined the Lacock Abbey wall painting conservation archive, which is held by the National Trust.  The aim of our research is to establish the precise function of the space in the Abbey commonly (and erroneously) referred to as the ‘Chaplains’ Room’.   69 more words

marmalade, snowdrops and a steampunk R2D2

One of the (few) nice things about this time of year is the availability of Seville oranges. I like to make marmalade from lemons and grapefruits too, but there is something special about Seville oranges. 744 more words

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