In this clip from ‘In The Swim’ from Screen Archive South East we see Crawley’s newly built swimming pool in 1964 - the perfect way for new towners to keep fit and relax!
You can read more about how the new town movement encouraged healthier ways of living at https://www.exploreyourarchive.org/spotlight-2/exhibtion-unlocking-new-town-archives
Happy New Year from the Explore Your Archive team!
We are an Archives and Records Association (ARA UK & Ireland) platform set up to celebrate archives, records, and the people who use them.
We have monthly hashtags which we will share soon to inspire you to find archives to share, but in the meantime please tag us in any of your archive-related finds or stories - we'd love to share them.
It's the last day of our focus week! Today is #EYAYourArchive - show us what you've got!
And thanks for all those who shared their archives with us this week -
merci d'avoir participé @Athenenoctua
go raibh míle maith agat @ucdarchives
Archive people! This starts soon. Are you ready? It would be lovely to see what archives you find under the themes...
Radical Left archives drop-in session, London, 24 Jan https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/radical-left-archives-drop-in-session-tickets-754478895687?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
New blog post alert!
Explore the darker side of the Ferguson Collection
With Hallowe’en just behind us, in the first of a series of spooky-themed blog posts by the University of Glasgow Archives & Special Collections, we delve into 19th century literature on the occult. In this article we look at Sir Walter Scott’s (famed writer of Ivanhoe) conception of the supernatural, before moving on to explore the significance of a rare anthology of ghost stories
Happy Wednesday! Our Archive Focus Week begins on the 25th of November, with #EYATradition
What archives does this hashtag inspire you to share ? Post them on the day with the hashtag and we'll share!
For the rest of the week's themes checkout our earlier post here: https://hcommons.social/@exploreyourarchive/111257693923322828
Calling all people and institutions that work with archives!
This year's theme for "Explore Your Archive Week" is in the attached graphic. The campaign has really good engagement over on #X and we'd love to see the campaign to celebrate archives take off here on #Mastodon
Share your archives under the hashtags and we'll boost.
Hello Mastodon! #introduction
We are "Explore Your Archive"; an Archives and Records Association (ARA) platform to encourage everyone to visit, use, celebrate and be inspired by archives in the UK & Ireland.
We run monthly hashtags to share archives on particular themes, with a focus week coming up in November. See our website for further details and lots of other great content celebrating archives: https://www.exploreyourarchive.org/create/social-media/
Share your archives with us for October with the hashtag #EYASpooky !
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