Monthly Archives: July 2018

Margaret Duncan’s diary: 26-27 March 1918

by Nicky Sugar, Archivist at Bristol Archives In February 1918 Margaret Duncan, a Post Office clerk from Scotland, sailed to East Africa for a new job and new adventures. Her diary and photograph albums are now in the British Empire and Commonw…

Letters home from the North West Frontier, India, 1945-47

by Pat Ellingham, Archives Volunteer I’ve just finished reading over 250 letters home from a young Bristol soldier called Joseph Stephens (collection ref. 2005/044), who was stationed on the North West Frontier during the months leading up to Part…

Six curator picks from Fabric Africa

The Fabric Africa: Stories told through textiles exhibition is now up and open for all to visit. I hope you enjoy the selection of items I’ve put together. As the exhibition title suggests, there are many different ways of engaging with them, and many …

The cafes receive prestigious food award

We’re thrilled to announce that the cafes at M Shed and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery have achieved silver accreditation from the Soil Association’s Food for Life Served Here Award. The Food for Life Served Here Award is a prestigious food qua…

Margaret Duncan’s diary: 23 March 1918

by Nicky Sugar, Archivist at Bristol Archives. In February 1918 Margaret Duncan, a Post Office clerk from Scotland, sailed to East Africa for a new job and new adventures. Her diary and photograph albums are now in the British Empire and Common…

Music, coming of age and creative spaces with Duppy Beatz

by Natasia Patel from Bristol Museums’ Youth Panel Duppy Beatz is a Bristol based grime and rap artist and producer. His career took off thanks to BBC Introducing, and he’s played to thousands in Bristol’s Millennium Square. Now he insp…

Blaise Castle House Museum – staff favourites

There’s a real range of objects on display at Blaise Castle House Museum – including toys, dolls houses, paintings, kitchenware, and costume. Museum staff share some of their favourites.