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Reading 16th and 17th Century Handwriting

It might feel like the family historian’s curse. Working your way back in time, painstakingly poring over parish registers, suddenly you come across a register that looks like a hundred spiders have danced the Fandango across the page. Does that really say Thomas, son of Henry Handgrenade? Luckily early modern handwriting ...more

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Bath Half Marathon

Dorothy House Hospice Care – Bath Half Marathon 2020 The Bath Half Marathon 2020 takes place on Sunday 15 March 2020 and is the most popular city centre road event in the UK. We’d love you to join Team Dotty and be part of it! We are delighted to announce that Dorothy House has 100 Silver Bond places. These are ...more

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Kicking Off Spring: The Conservation of Pele’s Foo...

Are you a fan of football? Have you heard of Pele? Have you ever wondered what happens in a conservation lab? At the Swindon and Wiltshire History Centre it’s not just books and paper we have to care for. Hidden in its offices is an object conservation lab that also tackles modern materials, such as a pair of Pele’s ...more

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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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Quiz – Wilts & Berks Canal Trust

Quiz night to raise funds towards restoration of the Wilts & Berks Canal   Friday 17th April 2020.  7:00 pm for 7:30 pm start Neeld Hall, High Street, Chippenham, SN15 3ER   Tea, Coffee and cakes available. Fully licensed bar. £15 / team (up to 4 people per team) To enter email quiz@wbct.org.uk by Friday ...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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