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There are no East Anglian cheeses nowadays, no Blue Suffolk or Double Essex. In the days when we were less connected as a country, the transport for long distances of something as bulky and low value as cheese was not an option for most people, so local farms produced cheese for the inhabitants of the surrounding countryside. 589 more words

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Oshawa's Olympians

This blog series comes from our dedicated and awesome Visitor Host staff, and topics range from favourite artifacts, thoughts on our latest exhibits, and anything else in between! 181 more words


Mustard TV feature Ethel Colman including an interview with Phyllida Scrivens

On Wednesday night, 7th December 2016, the local TV station for Norwich, Mustard TV, featured a film by Chris Bailey on Ethel Colman and her legacy for the City.   103 more words

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Local History Photo: Friday, December 9, 2016

Good morning everyone, here is our local history photo of the week!

This one is super cool! The record for the photo states “Early Glenn Curtis plane – America.” 51 more words

The Banquet Celebrating the Temple and Workman Bank Reopening, December 1875

by Paul R. Spitzzeri

Yesterday’s post detailed the celebration attending the 6 December 1875 reopening of the Temple and Workman bank in Los Angeles after a closure of a little over three months.   1,261 more words


Collections relating to 1916 in Offaly History Archives

December 2016 sees the publication of two new books on the subject of the 1916 Rising in Offaly. The first is the latest edition of the journal of Offaly Historical and Archaeological Society, … 882 more words

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Local rails then and now...

Six years ago we received a number of queries from patrons who could see or hear local trains from their homes or offices, mostly downtown…who do they belong to, where are they coming from, where are they going, what are they carrying? 2,116 more words

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