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Paddington Station

Paddington history for kids

Last November I blogged about my experience demonstrating the wonders of history school children at Hallfield Primary School, my first alma mater. I continued the theme with the local Cub Scouts Group based at another Paddington primary school, St Mary Magdalene (5th Paddington). My tack was slightly different here. The incentive to listen and learn […]

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Cornish Fabada

Where is Asturias, food and promoting living heritage

Within ‘the heritage sector’ we compartmentalise its different aspects. Museums, libraries, archives as guardians and interpreters of collections. The historic environment sector as recorders of the built environment and historic landscapes. Archaeologists who excavate, record and analyse material remains. Then there’s natural heritage, everything about our world that isn’t human made. The subject divisions proliferate […]

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Zoomify is used to show high resolution photos on many of the PAS records

New Portable Antiquities Scheme website and database

After a year in development, the new Portable Antiquities Scheme website and database is now live. The Scheme’s database holds over 500,000 records and about 250,000 photos. These records are contributed by staff, volunteers and the general public. The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a voluntary scheme to record archaeological objects found by members of the […]

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