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EXPLORE YOUR ARCHIVES - Bedfordshire Archives 'At Home'

 

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 general.

 

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 and explore.”

 

For more information on the ‘At Home’ event, contact Laura Johnson on 01234 228833 or e-mail laura.johnson@bedford.gov.uk 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 9AP

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