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Researching Prestwich at Central Library

Book geek that I am, Central Library has always been one of my favourite places in Manchester. While the distinctive building was closed for its extensive (and famously very expensive) renovations, I very much missed it – and so, as you might expect, I was one of the first in the queue for the great unveiling when it was finally ‘reborn’ last month. 328 more words


Townend: A Quiet Jewel

Townend : A Quiet Jewel.

East of Windermere is an historical treasure that we have a special interest in – for it was built around about the same time as Sykehouse Cottage.  141 more words

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Cheese Ssgot A Pool And Everthin and Local History

The woodchuck can’t stand history. He’s going for a swim. You should too. The following post can be shared as a history term paper for anyone still doing term papers. 3,382 more words


Welcome to the new blog site for the Derbyshire Museums Forum! The forum is a platform for all museums, heritage organisations and local history groups in Derbyshire to get together, share ideas and training, and offer support. 54 more words


The Terrible Fire

On 15th December 1881 James Heneker would have had no warning that when he awoke that the day would bring tragedy for his close neighbours and the town. 460 more words

Montgomery County (Virginia): A 1784 Land Survey

Montgomery County, Virginia, wasn’t always what it is today. It used to be much, much, MUCH larger. A 1784 land survey in our collections show a portion of it that reached as far as Ohio, at one time. 351 more words

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