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297 scans

3 new catalogues, and 96 individual items catalogued

Several hundred photographs sleeved and numbered

Website problems solved

The Senate Minute Book proof-read

The clock repaired

A Common Roots Day hosted

The church organ played at St. Andrews Church in Toddington, and a student from Bedales discovered on a trip to the Gordon Russell Museum in Broadway

Long walks

New friends

An eminently successful Archive Week


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 Also see The Common Roots Day

Volunteer Peter Still is cataloguing the most recent Maurice Bridgeland accession,  a box filled with documents about the assembling and editing of Maurice Bridgeland's inimitable and irreplaceable 1971 "Pioneer Work With Maladjusted Children". As part of his approach, Maurice sent drafts of his chapters to the pioneers concerned, and in this document David Wills shares some thoughts and corrections. In another series of letters, from George Lyward, we get an entirely different initial response to Maurice's work - an opening letter of fury that Maurice was writing about him without consulting him first, and finally a letter from George Lyward saying he wasn't angry any more, and inviting Maurice to visit. Amazing stuff.

(For an earlier discovery made by Peter in the Bridgeland Collection, CLICK HERE)


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Catalogue Number 2013_042_102_06

Born in December 1920, at home in Little Turner Street in the East End of London, Mrs. Shaw talks in this interview about school, work, living through World War II, and what life was like in the years leading up to war. In this excerpt she remembers the Battle of Cable Street in October 1936, when an attempted march by Sir Oswald Moseley and his British Union of Fascists was stopped from going through the East End by the mass of hostile and determined opposition. Mrs. Shaw was then fifteen; her brother Harry, who went with her to Cable Street, was sixteen.

Her brother Harry was Harry Karnac....


Interview excerpt here


Relief work done from

Fère Champenoise Dec-January 1915





(Case visits. Stories of the people. Additions regularly)


Cover page here

"Paris Nov: 6-24 slept Rue Parc Royal 12


"Places slept at, at Chalons (Nov: 25th onwards) ...."


Realities of life for a young civilian woman doctor in France at the beginning of World War I:

PP/MEF/1/6: Notes. No date.


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