EXPLORE YOUR ARCHIVES - Bedfordshire Archives 'At
Our archives are open to all. To promote this,
The National Archives are highlighting a nationwide Explore Your
Archives Campaign with the aim to encourage people to use archives
for pleasure, for business, for learning. Bedfordshire and Luton
Archives and Records Service will hold an 'At
Home' event between 10am - 4 pm on
Thursday 13th November.
The event’s name is inspired by the expression
the Victorians used when typically middle-class ladies would have a
tea party ‘at home’. The archives on domesticity will be spanning
across every period for which there are records, from the medieval
period onwards. This event will provide an opportunity to look at
how people would socialise at every level of society.
On the day, archives staff will also run
behind-the-scenes tours which will look into the records in
The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson,
said: “Our dedicated staff at the archives service will be on-hand
to share their wealth of knowledge with those who are interested.
There are thousands of documents illustrating everyday life in
Bedfordshire over the years and we are inviting everyone to come
For more information on the ‘At Home’ event,
contact Laura Johnson on 01234 228833 or e-mail
or alternatively visit the archives website via www.bedford.gov.uk/archive
Tickets are free and are available within the
archives office at Borough Hall.
Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service is the
oldest County Record Office in the UK. Originating in 1913, its
extensive collections hold a wealth of photographs, illustrations
and other visually engaging materials.
The County Record Office for Bedfordshire is
based in the Riverside
Building|, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42