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A Garden in the Archive

Spring is the season to get back out into the garden! You’ve probably visited other people’s gardens as a pleasant outing or to gain inspiration for your own, but have you ever visited the archive? Join Archivist Naomi Sackett as she takes you on a garden tour through the archive stopping at Stourhead, Iford Manor, ...more

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Keep Your Photographs Looking Fabulous

Are your family holiday snaps fading? Have pests nibbled the only image of your Victorian great-grandmother? Are you struggling to store those glass lantern slide photographs you inherited? Book in to our workshop and join archive conservator Sophie Coles to learn about the best way to look after your photographs followed ...more

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Workhouses, Prisons and Asylums

Workhouses, prisons and asylums could be very grim places – they conjure up images of Oliver Twist, hard labour and ice baths. They could also be very un-Dickensian: some workhouses even gave tobacco to their inmates or paid for the men to be shaved by a barber. The records of these institutions can give you an invaluable ...more

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Victory is Here! VE Day in Wiltshire

VE Day and the aftermath of the Second World War marked the beginning of a huge period of change across the country, from ‘slum’ clearances and ambitious building programmes to the beginnings of the permissive society and sweeping social change. This talk will introduce you to how these issues affected Wiltshire and ...more

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Catsbrain, Breakheart and Labour-in-vain: The Hidden His...

Have you ever looked at the names on signposts or on a map and wondered what they meant? Place names have been called ‘signposts to the past’ and they can reveal a surprising amount of information. This talk will help you interpret the names you see around you and shares the hidden meanings of some of Wiltshire’s ...more

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Meet the Local Studies Librarian

Meet the Local Studies Librarian

Join County Local Studies Librarian Julie Davis for an introductory hands-on explore of the Local Studies collection at Devizes Library. Ask questions, find out about Julie’s personal favourites and locate useful items for local, family and house history. Discover the library’s history gems and become more confident about navigating and accessing this wonderful collection. Free. more

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