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    Posts from November 2012

    • 26th November 2012
    How well do you know your tackle?

    Would you be able to tell us what any of the following are? Brown Hackle Peacock Bloody Mary Green Midge Golden Pheasant Jenny Spinner Orange Otter Red Furnace Yellow Peril Colonel Dowman’s Fancy Cowdung Treacle Parkin Turkey Tip Welsh Partridge Imperial Fly Yellow Sally Infallible Bloody Doctor Sound familiar? They are actually all different types...

    • 15th November 2012
    Public Services Quality Group Survey of visitors to UK archives 2012

    Do you wish to feedback comments about the archive service at The Hive? Now is your opportunity to contribute to the development of our future service provision… From Monday 19th to Sunday 25th November we will be asking for your thoughts on the Archive Service at The Hive. The results will be analysed and, where...

    • 13th November 2012
    New DVD of Historic Film Footage

    A new DVD is about the come out featuring archival film footage from around the county. Films have come from the collections of the Media Archive for Central England as well as our collections. One of the highlights will be the visit by Winston Churchill in May 1950 to receive the freedom of the city....