Month: May 2015

Time warps Alkmaar

A Guest post from Mark Alphenaar on the Regional Archive at Alkmaar. At the Regional Archive Alkmaar in The Netherlands we think that history should be easily accessible to all people, young and old no matter their background. We think we have found a way to do just that by showing people how an event or their city, village or home looked in the past. But not just by showing them old pictures but making a direct link to the present. Bergertunnel – Bergerweg in Alkmaar 2012/1954 met nog een spoorwegovergang. You can place an old en new pictures...

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Dear Dad…

I’ve resisted the urge to paint this incomplete picture for a while. But when I started writing this some months ago it would have been my dad’s birthday. This got me thinking about him and about how I’m heading towards the age he was when my mum had me. And I’ve written about my valient, single-minded belligerent old bugger of a mum but not about him at all really. The funny thing is I came to realise late that my mum, despite our differences, was a hero, whereas I grew up convinced my dad was one despite his best...

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Ghosts: Wymondham history part 1

Fairland Street 1900 and now. Part of the touring exhibition – Tradition and Innovation: The Story of Market Towns. From the press release: The exhibition will be touring to museums in Sheringham, Diss, Swaffham and Wymondham from November 2013 to July 2015, before making its way to museums across the East of England. The exhibition tells the story of the development of market towns and Britons’ changing shopping habits from the medieval period to the 21st century. It discusses the issues facing market towns, such as the rise of out-of-town shopping, as well as the ability of market towns...

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