Two strikes, a hundred years apart

Contributed by David Hewitt This summer, councillors from Thornton in Lancashire will go on strike. They are members of Wyre Council and, immediately before a full meeting of their colleagues, they w...

Cane for shell baskets: Processing by hand

by Mary Crabb I ended my previous post about the recreation of a World War One artillery shell basket seen at the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL 90/43) with a question about how to process the ca...

Anonymous Women – The Ladies of the Field

Contributed by Julie Moore For this third in a series of occasional blogs on ‘anonymous’ women, I thought I would share with you one of those very exciting moments that can happen when doing research...

Anonymous Women and some thoughts on that title

Contributed by Julie Moore As promised, the pieces which appear under the title of ‘Anonymous Women’ will be a ‘warts and all’ account of my research process. Already, just a few days in, it is becom...

First Thoughts on Anonymous Women

Contributed by Julie Moore Over the past three years, the ‘Everyday Lives in War’ team have heard many stories of how people coped during the four years of the First World War. From allotments to foo...

Introducing the FWW Network

  This post, written by FWW Network founder member Dr Oli Wilkinson, originally appeared on the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities website. You can take a look at it by clicking th...

An Introduction to the Shell Basket

by Mary Crabb   My interest in shell baskets began with an Internet search of the Museum of English Rural Life’s (MERL) online collection. Having visited MERL some years before to view their ama...

An Act of Remembrance?

Contributed by Janine Marriott. When I first began working at Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust I felt that an arranging an Act of Remembrance for those who died during the two World Wars was fitting and app...

International Women’s Day, Alexandra Grantham

Contributed by Dr Vivien Newman According to its own website, International Women’s Day ‘celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.’ I admit to being skeptica...