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Rolling with the punches

By Laura Dow, Volunteer Cataloguer and Nicky Sugar, Archivist Laura and Nicky describe the range of emotions stirred by the Dorothy Myers photographs in the British Empire & Commonwealth Collection. Laura Two boys take part in a boxing lesson with …

Shining a light on the Bristol Beacon archive

by Louise Anderson, Bristol Beacon project archivist  The Bristol Beacon’s Lantern Project started in 2018, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This is part of the wider Transformation of the Beacon, formerly known as Colston Hall, which is …

Listen to the past: Bristol at War podcast released

by Katie Scaife, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project manager It’s happened again; another hour of excellent listening. Once more, the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project, the participation team at Bristol Museums and BCfm have had the honour of wo…

Flares, fires and destruction: The air raid of 24 November 1940

by Graham Tratt, Archivist 24 November 2020 marks 80 years since the first major devastating air raid on Bristol during World War Two. The raid and the damage it caused was recorded by local shipping inspector Leonard Pitman. Thanks to funding from the …

Practitioner brief: Film Editor for schools project

We are seeking a film editor to create four short films aimed at students aged 11-14 who are studying the British Empire and/or the 1947 Partition of India. Background We’re part of the British Library’s exciting national project Unlocking Our S…

UOSH changes the law!

by Katie Scaife, project manager, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage, Bristol Archives Unlocking Our Sound Heritage started off with many laudable aims, but changing the law of the land came as a surprise! One of our main aims for Unlocking Our Sound Her…