#OnePlaceAdvent: maps. The records of the 1910 Valuation Act are invaluable for anyone doing a #OnePlaceStudy. In this blog, I use these records to describe one if the history of The Luttrell Arms
https://dunsterancestors.co.uk/2021/06/22/1910-valuation-act-luttrell-arms/ #FamilyHistory #LocalHistory #OnePlaceStudies
We're in the bonus round – the #Albany Bicentennial Markers that somehow were not recorded by the Bicentennial Committee in 1886. This one marks Madison Avenue and makes note of one of its former names, but doesn't provide more than that. Hoxsie will at least tell you who Lydius was.
Estão abertas as inscrições para a 10ª Jornada Interdisciplinar na Mina de São Domingos — Minas, tecnologias e educação: convergências, que co-organizamos no dia 4 de Dezembro.
É dedicada à história da #MinaDeSãoDomingos, dando ênfase às interligações entre ciência, tecnologia, sociedade e ambiente, e a sua aplicação num contexto educativo/museológico.
Must remember to keep mouth closed at committee meetings….. Yes, AI can transcribe from audio, no I didn’t really volunteer, but yes I will try and find a tape recorder and get OneNote to transcribe interviews on 18 cassette tapes!! #localhistory
📙 No dia 30 de Novembro, vai ser apresentado o segundo volume da obra de Albérico Afonso Costa dedicado à cidade de Setúbal durante o Estado Novo.
📍 A sessão vai decorrer na Biblioteca Pública Municipal, em Setúbal.
Find out more on the OPS profile page: https://www.one-place-studies.org/europe/england/west-yorkshire/st-johns-square-wakefield/
Let's start the new week with a newly-registered #OnePlaceStudy! Our member Wendy Durston is researching the School of Housewifery, which was based at The Grange in #Street, #Somerset, and operated from 1897 until 1916.
In January talking about the Dormers in Wing and now in June Leighton Mill. Hoping to have some mill animations for that one, make it interactive 😁 #localhistory
A 25% discount on this book can be obtained from the publisher by using the code BB206.
Free access to UK wartime records is available at Ancestry UK until 12 November: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/c/wartime-stories
Ancestry's Canadian site meanwhile is offering free access to a host of military records worldwide (including UK records): https://ancestry.ca/c/remembrance - for a full list of the records available see https://www.ancestry.ca/search/categories/ca_remembrance_2023/
If you have found armorial bearings used by people in your Place, perhaps displayed on monuments etc, tell us about them, and share what you have learned (or want to find out) about them.
Our member Heather Etteridge has today added 14 posts to her Great Ellingham, #Norfolk #OnePlaceStudy website. These are tributes to men named on the village Great War memorial, reproduced with permission of local historian Cynthia Budd.
We have another member-registered #OnePlaceStudy in #Kent! Although Sue Dudney Howard has no family connections to the village, she lives on the Isle of Sheppey and is fascinated by the history of this place.
OPS profile page: https://one-place-studies.org/europe/england/kent/minster-on-sea/
Jomfruspringet (The Virgin Leap) in Odense, Denmark
This aged paving stone, marked by a maiden's foot imprint and the tales of her plunge from the cathedral tower, serves as a memorial to a tragic local legend.#history&culture #ghoststories #legends #localhistory #section-Atlas
Jomfruspringet (The Virgin Leap)
The number of #StreetStudies registered with us by our members has been boosted by Steve Cussons, who is conducting a #OnePlaceStudy of Can Lane (now Hurst Road, and in between, as shown on this map, Hurst Hill Road), #Sedgley, #Staffordshire.
Conducting a #OnePlaceStudy of a war memorial? As well as researching the #FamilyHistory and war service of those named on it, you could look at the story of the memorial as part of its place's #LocalHistory.
Here's a handy guide from the War Memorials Trust to help you do just that! https://www.warmemorials.org/researchhistory/
Another #OnePlaceStudy registered by Helen V Smith, but not in Kent: Church Hill Estate was established at #Brisbane, Queensland, Australia! Does the sketch map on the poster qualify this post for #MapMonday?
Embsay-with-Eastby (in #Yorkshire West Riding until 1974 and North Yorkshire thereafter) is a #OnePlaceStudy newly registered with us by member Jane Lunnon on behalf of a group of six people who have been researching these villages since 2009.
Find out more:
OPS website - https://theembsayeastbypost.com/category/history/
Find out more in the overview on this study's profile page on our website: https://www.one-place-studies.org/europe/england/middlesex/northdown-close-ruislip/
Another #OnePlaceStudy in #Shropshire joins those on our website! Karen Hunter has registered Eyton upon the Weald Moors, where her maternal grandmother was born to a father who, like his own father, was a blacksmith in the village.
TODAY IN LONDON’S RADICAL HISTORY, 1614: LEWISHAM RESIDENTS DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THE ENCLOSURE OF SYDENHAM COMMON
🍿 Ravensworth Cinema
📽️ Read the history of his cinema over on https://projectorsandpopcorn.wordpress.com/2023/10/18/ravensworth-cinema/
One Tree Hill was saved from enclosure on this day in 1897 by riotous locals.
Sydenham Common was also listed but didn't escape. Find out more for £2+p&p with this book.
Unsung Women in Somerset is a book of real-life and legendary women who lived, loved, worked and struggled in Somerset. The ebook can be pre-ordered now from http://books2read.com/unsung
From pre-Roman to modern times, we meet women with courage, kindness, innovation and even some who smashed the rules!
From Elvira to Svengoolie, Local Horror Hosts' Frightfully Fun History
Every night across the U.S. local horror hosts don masks and costumes to tell jokes and revel in the absurdity of classic horror films.#aoloveshalloween #nostalgia #moviesets #costumes #masks #hollywood #film #television #radio #localhistory #horror #section-Articles
From Elvira to Svengoolie, Local Horror Hosts' Frightfully Fun History
We're looking ahead on #OnePlaceWednesday to our 2023 Conference & AGM on Saturday 25 November!
Full programme: https://one-place-studies.org/events/
It's #OnePlaceWednesday! This one-placer is still recovering from a wonderful weekend which involved giving a talk about #OnePlaceStudies to the Shropshire Family History Society, and paying two visits to his first #OnePlaceStudy place, Waters Upton, where hundreds of photos were taken!
Looking forward to your OPS-related news, updates, pictures, thoughts, resources or general chat. Share—and follow along—with the hashtag.
RT from Dulwich Local History (@DulwichHistory)
Join us online to hear Jon Newman on the history of the River Effra: 8pm, 7 November. #Dulwich #LocalHistory https://eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-river-effra-a-south-london-vanishing-act-tickets-710162905367?aff=ebdsoporgprofile @BellHouseNews
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DulwichHistory/status/1711645239532761104
Voices of the Victorian Poor: are any voices from your family tree or #OnePlaceStudy included?
A National Archives website with resources for primary and secondary schools - and an open database of letters from paupers and other poor people (mainly in England and Wales) written between 1834 and 1900.
Use the map on the Research page to look for letters from people in your place(s) of interest.
More for #MapMonday: Charles Booth's Poverty Inquiry. Those famous maps—and the notebooks accompanying them.
Booth's less well-known surveys of working lives and religious influences are also covered.
A 10-minute talk from #AllAboutThatPlace.
New on our blog: an #AllAboutThatPlace wrap-up, and a birthday gift from us, to anyone who has not already joined us—a free download of the latest issue of our journal Destinations!
The download will be available until the end of October.
#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
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
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
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! 💚
...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 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
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?
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
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.
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