The Toy-making Firemen of WWII

These photographs come from the ‘Papers of Marjory Allen’ collection. Lady Allen of Hurtwood (1897-1976) was a landscape architect, campaigner for pre-school education and  promoter of child welfare…

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Cycling Rambles

One of the most striking things about working with archives is how personal some of the pieces are. The time, detail and effort that have been put into creating them are breath-taking. Sometimes, it almost makes you abashed to be reading something so personal or holding something that would have been so precious to someone. It makes the past an intimate experience, creating emotional connections through time…

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