Where will the War lead? To barbarism or to a higher civilisation?

Summary Transcript of a long lost article by my hero Eglantyne Jebb that was buried in the Library of Wales. You can find the article here -in The Welsh Outlook, December 1914. I’ve transcribed it below for ease of access. WHERE WILL THE WAR LEAD TO BARBARISM OR TO A HIGHER CIVILIZATION? MANY of those … More Where will the War lead? To barbarism or to a higher civilisation?

What would a massive Cambridge Living History Fair look like?

Summary i.e. one based in Cambridge that is even bigger than the one held at Wood Green or the East Anglian event I was at today I had a nice day out in Stowmarket at the East Anglia Museum of Living History for their annual living history fair. It took about an hour to get there … More What would a massive Cambridge Living History Fair look like?

Sir Douglas Newton and the Cambridge Conservatives of the 1920s

Summary Cambridge borough was a Conservative seat throughout the 1920s with Sir Douglas Newton as our MP. A time of splits between the Labour and Liberal parties plus partisan press support from the Cambridge Chronicle feature prominently. Many of the screenshots for this post came from the Cambridgeshire Collection on the 3rd floor of the … More Sir Douglas Newton and the Cambridge Conservatives of the 1920s

Isolating the stories within Cambridge’s town and civic history

Summary Reaching information overload means it is ever so easy to lose focus – and also miss essential details. The problem with trying to write a history of a place like Cambridge is that the sources are many and varied. Furthermore, some of the really interesting nuggets are hidden away in books that are described … More Isolating the stories within Cambridge’s town and civic history

Striking local history gold after lots of digging

Summary Looks like I have a very long reading list over the summer – and note some of the differences between documents covering local contemporary history vs more distant local history. I spent today in the Cambridgeshire Collection where I asked about all the academic works that had been deposited in the collection over the … More Striking local history gold after lots of digging

Enid Porter – curator of the Cambridge & County Folk Museum

Summary On discovering a series of her historical columns in the Cambridgeshire Collection. This video from the Fens Museums is a nice background. And this is local historian Mike Petty MBE who worked with her. …who I met in the said building here.   Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Life Magazine Think of ‘Country Life’ magazine but … More Enid Porter – curator of the Cambridge & County Folk Museum