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#341 Thomas Moule - The English Counties Delineated; or, A Topographical Description of England. Illustrated by a Map of London, and a Complete Series of County Maps - Volume I. George Virtue, London, 1838, 1st Edition. #ThomasMoule #Cornwall #Topography #LocalHistory #GeorgeVirtue #Maps #Cartography #BookOfTheDay
Want to view something (a map, a book, a manuscript) held at the National Library of Scotland which has not been digitised and put online? Can't physically get there? Use the Library's Virtual Reading Room Service!
These books are a wonderful resource for #LocalHistory and #OnePlaceStudies in England: https://history.ac.uk/research/victoria-county-history
Photo courtesy of VCH London.
Also inspired by #OnePlaceStudies10, @Janealogy is sharing, here on Mastodon, 10 events in the lives of her #OnePlaceStudy people in North Walls and Brims, #Orkney, which took place during the month of September.
This blog post has the first five: https://janealogy.co.uk/blog/oneplace10_1/
We're into Day 5 of #AllAboutThatPlace, with more additions to a feast of #FamilyHistory / #LocalHistory / #OnePlaceStudy talks. Next up is Helen Shields (Sticklepath OPS) as Auntie Kate - not to be missed!
Archives strongroom at Holborn Library in 1965. Photo: © Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre.
The public are being offered a rare opportunity of a guided visit to the London Borough of Camden Archives in Holborn, as part of Libraries Week in October 2023.
On offer is a guided tour of Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre with local history guru and borough archivist Tudor Allen.
The visit will include an opportunity to see behind the scenes in the archives stores and to view some of the treasures of the collection.
The tour lasts one hour with an opportunity to ask questions afterwards.
Libraries Week is an annual showcase and celebration of the best that libraries have to offer. In 2023, Libraries Week takes place between 2 and 8 October.
Guided tour of Camden Archives: 3pm Friday 6 October 2023 at 3pm, Camden Local Studies & Archives Centre, 2nd Floor, Holborn Library, 32-38 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8PA. Admission Free. Reservation essential. To book your place, email: email@example.com
Every place, every person, has a story—here's a great example of the stories of place and person being intertwined. Just one of many great talks from Day 4 of #AllAboutThatPlace, it's well worth worth 10 minutes of your time.
Woohoo! The #AllAboutThatPlace Facebook Group now has 1700 members. 😀
Come and join the conversation, and watch the #FamilyHistory, #LocalHistory and #OnePlaceStudy talks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/allaboutthatplace/
Another fantastic day of #AllAboutThatPlace, with presentations to broaden our horizons and widen the world of #OnePlaceStudies. We've considered travel, migration, and studying places in a variety of countries. Where will your #OnePlace research take you? 🌍
Day Three of #AllAboutThatPlace is International Day! Talks today focus on travel, migration, and locations outside of the UK.
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/allaboutthatplace
On this day in 1722, Grace Connolly MacLoghlin died, reputedly killed by a 'dobhar-chú' water monster. The Journals show a carving of the monster on her gravestone at Conwal, Co. Leitrim: https://bit.ly/macloghlin1722
Learn about the Journals at https://MemsDead.com
#Maps, pictures and more - and using them in conjunction with each other to maximise their value - feature in these #AllAboutThatPlace today, and there's two more to come. #FamilyHistory / #LocalHistory / #OnePlaceStudy heaven!
Day 2 of #AllAboutThatPlace has started—today's theme is Photos, Maps & More.
Watch, and join the conversation, on the event's Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/allaboutthatplace
If you missed the talks from Day 1, they're all in this playlist on the Society of Genealogists' YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQkoy8bkE6cBcwxM6GIXFJBVrQV-ORMVJ
My short talk for #AllAboutThatPlace, about @SocOnePlaceStudies, has now been 'broadcast' - if you missed it you can 'catch up' (with that talk or any of the other brilliant bite-sized presentations on #FamilyHistory, #LocalHistory and #OnePlaceStudies) on the event's Facebook page or the Society of Genealgists YouTube.
I'm on again at 7pm (UK time), with "Finding a (micro) focus - an example from Waters Upton" - my first #OnePlaceStudy.
😍 Watching the amazing #AllAboutThatPlace videos accumulating on the Society of Genealogists' YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/@SocietyofGenealogists/videos
All are available for the duration of the event, and some for a while afterwards. You can also find (and chat about) them at the Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/allaboutthatplace/learning_content
Some excellent short talks already from #AllAboutThatPlace!
Catch up with everything so far (including a brilliant #OnePlaceStudy talk by George Hall) via the Facebook Group, or if you're not on FB via the Society of Genealogists' YouTube Channel: youtube.com/@SocietyofGenealogists/videos
On now: Cathy Soughton's talk, #Almshouses through the Ages.
A great start to #AllAboutThatPlace! So far we've had an introduction from the team, today's Task Talk, and Mia Bennett's exploration of the issues and considerations when picking a place to study - which she demonstrated by deciding on her very own OPS.
If you're considering a #OnePlaceStudy—the perfect blend of #FamilyHistory and #LocalHistory—do give this a watch (and join the conversation) on the #AllAboutThatPlace Facebook Group: https://facebook.com/groups/allaboutthatplace
And maybe, like Mia, join us! 💚
Steve aims to bring together existing published information and learn about the lives of the town's residents, prior to WW1.
Find out more about this rural Sicilian community on Julie's website: https://anglersrest.net/category/genealogy-2/one-place-studies/sutera-sicily/
There are two more newly-registered member #OnePlaceStudies on our website this morning (we'll post about those separately later) - and a new blog post!
The blog post looks at the changing social media landscape, how we are adapting to it, and how our members and friends can help.
Please read it before more upheaval in #SocialMedia land renders the post out of date! 😉
Encouraging all #FamilyHistory and #Genealogy people to spend a weekend exploring #LocalHistory and #OnePlaceStudies. By an amazing coincidence there’s even a free event with dozens of short talks plus guidebooks and activities starting this Friday! You should definitely join us at #AllAboutThatPlace. http://www.facebook.com/groups/allaboutthatplace and http://www.youtube.com/@societyofgenealogists (videos will also appear on this YouTube channel if you’re not a FB person).
Want to make the most of this event by taking notes about the various topics covered, and working towards a study of #OnePlace? The Facebook group has download links: https://facebook.com/groups/allaboutthatplace
Another addition to our member-registered #OnePlaceStudies! Kate Holloway is doing a #StreetStudy of Warren Road, #Bexleyheath, an area she walked during lockdown. Now Kate wants to go back in time—a #OnePlaceStudy is the next best thing! 😀
In #Ireland, Records of Protected Structures are maintained by individual planning authorities. Data held by the National Inventory of #Architectural #Heritage feeds in to the designation of those Protected Structures, and is accessible at: https://www.buildingsofireland.ie/buildings-search/
We have several newly-registered #OnePlaceStudies to share with you! Let's start with #Arkholme with Cawood, a small village in #Lancashire's Lune Valley once known for its basketmakers, the #OnePlaceStudy of our member Yvonne Masters.
Some shots from today's open day at the Crystal Palace Subway linking the terminus station under The Parade roadway as a gateway to the Palace.
The station closed in 1954 and the Palace burnt down in 1936 but the subway remains and is being restored to its former glory. Hopefully completed later this year as an example of how he architect wowed the visitor while carefully managing the crowd to avoid crushing.
The second newly-registered #OnePlaceStudy added to our website today is Martin White's excellent study of #Tyneham in #Dorset, a village whose residents were forced to leave in 1943 when it became part of an army training area.
We have two newly-registered #OnePlaceStudies to tell you about today. First up, Pauline Ridley's #OnePlaceStudy of the East #Sussex village of #Dallington. A range of records will be used to identify past residents and explore their lives, combining #FamilyHistory and #LocalHistory.
Theatre Direct Canada & Prairie Fire, Please present:
Give ‘Em Hell,
the true story of students fighting to prevent the 2012 Peterborough Collegiate & Vocational School closure.
Performed in the former #PCVS location
Here are the daily topics for the amazing #AllAboutThatPlace! Watch any or all of 130 short talks over 10 days via https://www.facebook.com/groups/allaboutthatplace or YouTube and find out how to combine #FamilyHistory and #LocalHistory in a study of #oneplace
...It is aimed mainly at people with a link to the county of Somerset in England, e.g. living there or nearby, being born there, having Somerset ancestors etc. But I hope anyone can enjoy it!
My book differs from others in its focus on women, its timescale from pre-Roman times to the 20th century and its inclusion of Somerset’s incredible diversity in terms of ethnicity, religion, culture, sexuality and so on.
#somerset #localHistory #book #arc
The third of our three newly-registered #OnePlaceStudies is an exciting extension of an existing study: @Julie_Gfamily's #OnePlaceStudy of Long Buckby Wharf in #Northamptonshire has led to a wider project researching the Boat Families of the Grand Junction Canal!
The second of our three newly-registered #OnePlaceStudies is Derek Heritage's #OnePlaceStudy researching the #FamilyHistory of the past residents of #Ettington in #Warwickshire, and the #LocalHistory of that place.
We've three newly-registered #OnePlaceStudies to tell you about today!
Our next #OnePlaceStudy #webinar for members is on Tuesday 12 September, from 8.30pm UK time, and features Gay Evans' presentation "Agricultural Labourers: lives, losses, loves." As usual, the 'Zoom room' will be open from 8pm, and for a while after the talk, for members to chat.
Onwards and upwards—our members aren't stopping at 250 registered #OnePlaceStudies, two more have been added to our website today!
First up is Colin Webb's #OnePlaceStudy of #Hunston in West #Sussex, a small parish dominated by agriculture. Colin aims "to identify the local population and provide an interesting historical, social and economic comment of their lives and provide a local resource for family historians."
I was born in Smethwick and worked at Round Oak Steelworks in Brierley Hill before coming to live in London and Sydenham. Hence this article linking all the Black Country manufacturing of the Crystal Palace and it's final resting place less than a mile from my home fascinates me.
I hope you will find it interesting too and a reminder of the times when we could really make stuff.
Check out the Irish Heritage News guide to @MemsDead and the Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland...
OPS profile page: https://www.one-place-studies.org/europe/england/hampshire/aldershot/
Aldershot OPS website: https://aldershotvillage.net/
The schedule for the next #Scottish Indexes Conference is now up in several time zones at https://www.scottishindexes.com/ The conference will be running all day this Saturday UK time. You can register to watch on Zoom at the link. #genealogy #FamilyHistory #Scotland #history #LocalHistory #archives #research
The Green Well of Scotland
Situated slightly to the north of Carsphairn and the ruins of Lagwyne Castle is the Green Well of Scotland, where the Devil allegedly sits on a ledge, guarding the 'vast' amounts of gold that have been thrown into the Well over time.
#history #galloway #localhistory #scotland #video #folktale
On Twitter, the Historic England #Archive has highlighted their collection of aerial photos for #OnePlaceWednesday. Is there a bird's eye view of your English #OnePlaceStudy or ancestral place in the HE Archive?
Jude Rhodes has just registered not one, but two #OnePlaceStudies with us! In addition to Grassington, she is also researching The Pastures, seven streets of back-to-back houses in Chapel Allerton, West Yorkshire built from 1904 to 1935.
Find out more on the OPS profile page: https://www.one-place-studies.org/europe/england/west-yorkshire/the-pastures-chapel-allerton/
Another new member-registered #OnePlaceStudy! Jude Rhodes is researching #Grassington in the #Yorkshire Dales, looking at its historical background and industries, and focusing on inhabitants of the village centre over the past 150 years.
Our member Ann Redshaw, having recently had ‘#Rockingham: The village under the Castle – A #SocialHistory of a closed #Northamptonshire Village’ published, has now registered the subject of her research as a #OnePlaceStudy!
Registered with us as a #OnePlaceStudy by our member @AncestryRoads, Itmann in West Virginia, USA was named for Isaac T Mann, President of the Pocahontas Fuel Company. #Itmann came into being in 1916 when the company built 120 homes for its coal workers.
Harvest time, circa 1897, from the National Library of Ireland's Lawrence Collection, Irish Life series. Would your #ancestors, or people in your #OnePlaceStudy, have featured in scenes like this at harvest time?
RT from Dulwich Local History (@DulwichHistory)
It's #NationalDogDay so here are the dog kennels of Dog Kennel Hill in East Dulwich. Owned by George of Denmark, husband of Queen Anne, who owned property round here, hence Denmark Hill. #LocalHistory
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DulwichHistory/status/1695337785014513705
Blog or post about anything relating to ten/10 and your #OnePlaceStudy. If you don't have a website for your OPS, consider submitting a post for the Society's blog. If you're quick, you also submit an article for September's issue of our members' journal Destinations.
The excitement is building ahead of #AllAboutThatPlace next month, and we are loving it! Here are four of the many marvellous speakers who have shared the news about their participation - they, and we, would love to see you!
Find out more on our website: https://www.one-place-studies.org/celebrating-the-society-for-one-place-studies-10th-anniversary/
Two newly registered #OnePlaceStudies have appeared on our website today!
What do this chair, David Bowie, the Royal Festival Hall and H. Stain Jewellers have in common?
They all inspired the design of our recent local history project, The Towers: A History of Summervale and Crossbank!
Our recent Design Diary #3 blog post explores all of the intricacies of our design process, and how we chose to display a whole bunch of interesting, yet super different, stories together.
Over the past year, we’ve been working with residents and neighbours of Summervale and Crossbank towers in Oldham, to capture their stories of what it was like to live and work in and around the towers. The result of that work is finally public, and you can explore it by going to https://towersoldham.uk!
Today's image for the #OccupationOfTheDay is a cartoon produced in 1858 after an incident known as the Bradford Sweets Poisoning, in which adulterated ingredients supplied to a lozenge maker resulted in the deaths of 20 people. You can read more about that in the article below...and also in newspapers of the time #FamilyHistory #histodons #LocalHistory
A story of a shortlived fairytale theme park on the Oregon coast that apparently my great grandparents (and thousands of other Oregonians) owned shares in. It was built on a wetlands and the area has since been restored.
This week my channel hit 10,000 subscribers, thanks so much to everyone for your support!
I'll be making a special video soon where I'll answer viewer-submitted questions. So if you've ever wanted to ask me something, please let me know! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HuhkxLk-rb4
It's tour day on the Wemyss foreshore!
Our tours are fully booked for today, but if you come to our visitor centre on The Haugh in East Wemyss you can visit our wee museum on the caves and other local history.
If we do have anyone who doesn't turn up for the booked tour, we will do our best to accommodate you. But we can't promise. 😔
Dulwich poplars by Sally Ryan, 1965. Anyone know where this is? #LocalHistory @SwkHeritage@twitter.com
A few days I noticed a 1948 plan for Surry Hills on the wall in a bar (The Rover) - a proposal to rename it to Sunny Hills!
Full of new urban expressways and slum clearance as was the fashion at the time.
I've also roughly georeferenced it on modern Sydney for context.
The entire report is available at https://digital.sl.nsw.gov.au/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?embedded=true&toolbar=false&dps_pid=IE7585967
What makes communities so difficult to reach for digital inclusion and local history projects? In our new blog post, we take a dive into the obstacles we faced when working with a housing association to put together a digital community history project in Oldham.
This large building has dominated the first block of South Broadway in New Philadelphia, Ohio since its construction and, when it was built, was considered state-of-the-art. I thought I would explore its construction and how it became the focal point of an early 20th century Ohio Supreme Court case.
This memorial to Thomas Ferguson was originally built in the middle of Russell Street in Melbourne's CBD.
After being partially destroyed by a truck in 1947, its remaining granite base was moved here to University Square in Carlton.
In today's video, we'll be looking at Melbourne's drinking fountains, including this one, and how they came about
Thinking recently about #museums that are “museums of themselves”, or museums whose history or presence overshadow the objects contained within. Kinda like the natural history museums in New York,¹ London,² or Paris,³ the Teylers museum in Haarlem,⁴ or the Mütter museum in Philadelphia.⁵ I also love small local history museums like the cheese museum in Alkmaar.⁶
Does anyone have any other favorites?
Just watching The Repair Shop & hearing a proper Black Country accent just like my Nan & Grandad. I love hearing it but It’s becoming so rare now, & you hardly ever hear the dialect. It’s so complicated because as an adult I feel it’s really important that such an old dialect should remain yet my Nan was so insistent that neither my Mum or I should speak with that dialect or accent. She wanted us to sound ‘educated’. It’s history that’s disappearing & it’s sad.
#accent #LocalHistory #Dialect
Happy St. Brigid's Day! The Journals record how this day was commemorated in Ballycallan, Co. Kilkenny, in the late 19th century: https://bit.ly/ballycallan
Learn about the Journals at https://MemsDead.com
Near me in #Chicago, there's a long tradition of "calling #dibs" on any parking spots where you went through the trouble of shoveling the deep #snow away. Usually, people use a lawn chair or milk carton cube.
But some people like to do it with more flair than others.
(It's #HootinTootinTuesday again! Post some jokes or funny memes under this hashtag today, & bring lots of smiles to Mastodon.)
Trying to think of some Northumbrian folklore snippets that would fit the #MythologyMonday theme of nonviolence leads me to muse on the relationship between our Border legends and violence.
This was an area where violence was a normal part of life (more so than in many other places) for centuries, and it's reflected in our folklore. While we find some heroes (or anti-heroes) who win the day by trickery, one notable feature of several tales is that the hero is offered a direct choice between a violent and nonviolent route. They are often depicted as taking the nonviolent path, but this is the "wrong" way - the coward's way - and leads to their failure or downfall!
A reflection of values, maybe of a time and place when local position was won by violence, feuds were settled by the sword, and the laws of the land (Border or "March" law differed from general English or Scottish law) allowed for a tit-for-tat retaliation system.
Maybe the opposite of the theme here, but historical context will always be fascinating to me!
Pictured: The medieval border fortress of Etal Castle, in the 15th Century the site of a pitched battle between Lord Manners of Etal and Lord Heron of Ford (a couple of miles up the road) and their respective men, in which Heron was killed - the result of a petty feud between neighbours.
These stone steps beside the gates of Ford Church date to the days when many people rode ponies to church from the outlying farms and hamlets of this rural parish.The steps allowed a rider to step down from the pony easily, particularly used by women in their Sunday dresses.
Hey, local folk, if anyone fancies some theatre to brighten up the time of year, I'm performing in this play on at Berwick Maltings at the end of February.
December 1849. One bridge. Two couples. A social divide. A play about the building of the Royal Border Bridge, featuring labour struggles, social injustice, family drama, and unexpected friendship, all woven through with traditional music.
Tickets on sale from the Maltings website. https://www.maltingsberwick.co.uk/whats-on/to-get-to-the-other-side/
More local mutual aid history!
Meet 124 North St., North End, Boston. In the early 1900s, it was the clubhouse for La società di Mutuo Soccorso “Cristoforo-Colombo" (aka the Christopher Columbus Mutual Aid Society).
(Yes, the name is a little problematic, but bear with me.)
The society was one of countless mutual aid groups that immigrants formed in Boston under harsh social conditions.
Never made a proper #introduction post, so here goes: I'm Benjamin Lukoff, born & raised in #Seattle, #PugetSound, #Washington, #PacificNorthwest, USA. #Jewish & #KoreanAmerican, son of #refugees. Many interests including #maps, #cities, #history, #LocalHistory, #wikipedia, #music (esp. #Beatles), #books, #writing, #editing, #WebProduction, #linguistics, #onomastics. Been on #internet since 1992; I miss #USENET and #IRC. #Father of 2, have #autoimmune condition & #neurodiverse family.
A 'Lost' Christmas Custom of the North:
"They haven't gone guising here for a long time," said the old folk of Cambo in 1922.
"There was no 'guisering' at Christmas 1903," wrote Hastings Neville in Ford in his notes of that year.
'Guising' (apparently derived from 'disguising', referring to the costumes and masks worn) was the local version of the Mummers Plays that exist elsewhere.
In both Ford, in the far north of the county, and Cambo, 40 miles to the south, we have records of the old custom, which happened in the days leading up to Christmas. Both apparently involved the key character of a doctor, but in Ford, Revd Neville has preserved the entirety of the script, including 'King George', a young hero, Goliath, and a battle, and finishing with the rhyme:
"Your bottles are full of whisky,
Your barrels are full of beer,
I wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year."
Neville puts the dying of the custom down to the reduction of young people in the villages in an age of increased mechanisation and rural depopulation. But when I was growing up in Northumberland in the 1990s, 'guising' was what we called Trick or Treating at Halloween! Maybe it hasn't so much died as shifted.
A little winter #story to go with this picture.
Some time in the 19th Century, when there were a few more cottages to this farm hamlet than are there now, there was an old stone well, where the cottagers drew their water.
One Christmas Day, a little child named Maggie went with her mother to the well. It was evening, the ground was icy, and Maggie slipped and fell into the well. Her mother rushed to the nearest house, where the family was hosting some Christmas visitors, including a young blacksmith.
The young man ran to the well, jumped onto the rope, and slid down it. Just above the water level, his feet met a wooden beam, and there he found little Maggie clinging, wet and freezing. Between him and the folk above, they were able to tie a rope around her and pull her up. The child recovered, and the young blacksmith, whose name was Ross, was hailed as a hero.
There's no magical twist to this story, because it's a true one (or claimed to be), recorded many years later by the parish vicar. There's no date attached to it, so the identity of the protagonists is a mystery. So is the location of the well, long since covered over and forgotten!
Hi! I’m Benjamin Lukoff, a local historian born, raised, and living in Seattle. I’ve been an “address nerd” since I was young, and this blog, which I started in 2019, focuses on exploring the stories behind the names of Seattle’s streets. I’ll post articles from there as well as interesting tidbits I find on the web. Welcome! https://writesofway.org/about #introduction #NameStudies #names #onomastics #LocalHistory #LocalHistorians #Seattle #names #streets #StreetNames #cities #maps #plats #history
New instance, new #introduction is needed!
I'm Becca, I come from the borderlands in the far northern corner of England. I'm mostly here to post about #folklore and #FolkHistory of #Northumberland, as well as #stories and #storytelling, if anyone wants to follow along or join me!
#archives #archiving #conservation #restoration #LocalHistory
#vintage #chromolithographs #engraving #woodblock #drawing
#botanical #botany #garden #gardening #plants #flowers #ethnobotany
#photo #photos #photography
#portrait #portraiture #FineArt
#dudeoir #erotica #queer
#cats #otters #crows #ravens
No idea how to use this place, and I was never very active on Twitter in the first place.
Thinking of carrying out a #OnePlaceStudy? Interested in finding out more about this cracking combination of #FamilyHistory and #LocalHistory? Check out our Guide to #OnePlaceStudies, in PDF format, on our website! https://www.one-place-studies.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Guide%20To%20One-Place%20Studies.pdf
A #OnePlaceStudy considers people and families in their physical and social context in any location across the globe. It can cover any area including a town, village, suburb, estate, street, or even an individual building.
By learning about your ancestors’ neighbours and studying the historical environment and events that took place within a Place, you can better understand your own #FamilyHistory.
More on our website: https://www.one-place-studies.org/
Trying some #hashtags:
#music #openmic #openmicnight #piano #ukulele #bass #bassguitar #comicstrips #adventurestrips #localhistory #history #journaling #movies #oldmovies #mentalhealth #lgbtq #lgbtqrights #cycling #bikeracing #vinyl #recordcollecting