Meet Francesca, Archives Intern on our current project, Uncovering York's Sporting Heritage project. Today she talks you through what we have been up to so far, what's still to come, and how you can get involved... For many of us, sports provide some of our fondest memories. Playing games with friends and family as a … Continue reading Uncovering York’s Sporting Heritage
Now that archives and museums are temporarily closed, it might feel like our portals to the past have vanished. But there are so many ways to explore Yorkshire’s history online. Here are five sites to get you started.
Announcing the launch of Explore York Images!
Your archives need you! Join our caption challenge to help us identify 900 photographs of York.
In 2018, The National Archives launched the first cohort of Bridging the Digital Gap (BDG) trainees. The traineeship was developed to address a skills gap in the sector, but also to contribute to something more ambitious: the vision of a disruptive digital archive...
Read about some of the fascinating research being carried out on our recently catalogued Poor Law records...our guest blogger from Clements Hall Local History Group tells us about their project. What was it like to be poor in 19th century York? Clements Hall Local History Group is using recently catalogued Explore York Poor Law … Continue reading
One hundred years ago, the ‘Spanish Influenza’ attacked York Hello, I'm Chloe - from January to March of this year I've been on a placement at York Explore, researching the impact the 1918-1919 Spanish Flu had on York. As a History Masters student, I'm used to research, but this has been a new and exciting … Continue reading York and the 1918 ‘Spanish’ Influenza Pandemic
Hello all, As we near the end of conserving the Poor Law Union and Workhouse Records, I have been busy completing the final lot of repairs to especially damaged material and creating bespoke boxes. Today I thought I would share how I've been making the enclosures. Around fifty of the Poor Law Union volumes are too large, too … Continue reading Action packed boxmaking
Three months go really fast, especially when you always have something to do and you enjoy what you do. So have been my three months working at York Explore Archive: quick, but really interesting. Certainly, working with Julie-Ann, Tiffany and the volunteers who work in this project has been a wonderful experience that I will … Continue reading Final thoughts…
This month we have a post from the newest Past Caring team member: our fantastic Erasmus intern from Spain... Hello everybody, I’m writing on this blog to introduce myself as the Erasmus intern who will be working at York Explore Library and Archive during the following months. My name is Carlos Parra and I am a graduate … Continue reading Initial impressions…