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Free Oral History Workshop at Muswellbrook Library

A few members of our Cultural Collections team will be conducting an Oral History Workshop at Muswellbrook Library on the 26th August 2015 between 9:30 am and 1:30 pm. 180 more words


The Value of Heritage in Canada: Vineland Public School - Part 2

Sad News

In an unfortunate update to my previous post, I thought I would share the fate of the historically significant Vineland Public School (Vineland School House) which was built in 1895 and torn down just last week. 1,057 more words


A terrible, honorable sacrifice finally memorialized

It’s been hot and humid here around and about the Matile Manse, and when that happens, I tend to hunker down and find things to do to procrastinate so I don’t have to leave my cool dehumidified confines and at the same time don’t have to get involved in difficult research. 1,957 more words

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This Week in Chester History

In 1938, the two young killers of Chester storekeeper Gilbert Y. Hopler received life imprisonment at hard labor in the state penitentiary. The trial was described in vivid and dramatic fashion on the front and back covers of The Mendham-Chester Tribune.

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He was always Freddie to me but apparently his real name was Cyril. Cyril is a perfectly respectable name but it has been unfashionable for many years, so it is understandable that he preferred Freddie. 597 more words

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Holy Wells: a source of inspiration or just an archaeological distraction?

As many people will know I’ve been interested in the historic wells and water troughs of West Yorkshire for many years. It does, however, bother me that basic utilitarian wells seem to be disregarded amongst all the chapter about holy wells. 59 more words