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Benne Wafers: a crispy cookie from South Carolina, first introduced during the slave trade.

Benne Wafer (Sesame Seed Cookies) have been a South Carolina’s favorite for over a hundred years. They are light, crisp, and paper thin with a delightful nutty taste that is not too sweet. 226 more words


Wokingham in Past Times

Local historian Jim Bell looks back at some newspaper reports from the Reading Mercury about life in nineteeenth century Wokingham


Mon 9th Feb 1829… 539 more words

Lewes History Group: Bulletin 119, June 2020

Please note: this Bulletin is being put on the website one month after publication. If you would like to receive the Bulletin by email as soon as it is published, please contact the Membership Secretary about joining the Lewes History Group, and to renew your membership at the start of the calendar year. 2,972 more words


Mansfield Federal Building: Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

There had been a discussion of a new Federal Building to house the Post Office for more than twenty years in Mansfield before the erection of the building on the corner of North Mulberry and West Fourth Streets.  1,182 more words


The Duke's Head at Wallington Green

With the reopening of some pubs during July, we thought it timely to celebrate some of Sutton’s best known and loved historic taverns. Today’s post is first in this series, and the research of Archives volunteer Colin, who has been focusing on a pub close to his own heart, The Dukes Head at Wallington Green. 1,060 more words
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Literacy and Education in the Transatlantic Texts of Reverend Peter Thomas Stanford, Birmingham’s First Black Minister

Written to coincide with the publication of their book, The Magnificent Reverend Peter Thomas Stanford, Transatlantic Reformer and Race Man published on 15th June 2020, we’re pleased to host the following article by Barbara McCaskill who visited Archives & Collections last summer for her research, and Sidonia Serafini, both of the Department of English, University of Georgia, USA. 1,333 more words

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Build the Larkin Rowhouses

Originally published in Buffalo Spree, July-August 2006, p. 150

Most architecturally-aware Buffalonians know how the Darwin Martin-Frank Lloyd Wright friendship led to commissions for the now-demolished… 489 more words