East Riding Archives launch a new archives blog
Thu, 07 May 2020

During the COVID-19 lockdown it is important - perhaps now more than ever - that content based on the amazing documentary heritage collections at East Riding Archives is shared, until customers can be welcomed back to the archives at the Treasure House, Beverley.

As part of these unprecedented times, adjusting to the new 'normal', East Riding Archives has been involved in the set-up of an archives blog to give people the opportunity to continue interacting with the archives team and the varied information within the collection, through learning and recreation.

There is the chance to read all about the maths exercise book which was hidden inside a staircase for 200 years, or the chance to tease your brain with an 'old handwriting' wordsearch to see if you've got what it takes to become a palaeography master.

There is also a practical element to the blog where people can have a go at baking recipes such as 'Mrs Wilson's Gingerbread' from 1907. Anyone doing so is encouraged to send photos or videos of the creations or share on social media (remember to tag @ERidingLMA) and we'll produce an online gallery - just a shame we won't be able to taste any of them!

It is hoped from the staff in the archives team that this blog can be a useful heritage collections alternative to the current absence of a face-to-face service at the Treasure House.

For stories, recipes, 18th century maths, wordsearches with a twist, and to look out for new content as they develop, visit www.eastridingarchives.blog (to follow, click on the 'Follow Archives Blog' link at the bottom of the blog pages, or re-submit your email address to archives.service@eastriding.gov.uk and an invite will then be sent).

East Riding Archives can also be found on the Active East Riding web page, with their videos on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council YouTube channel. Archives Online, which includes images from the First World War Lives project, is on their Flickr channel.


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