Halloween Brings Archive Bonfire Display to Life

The Collections Team have produced a display showing some of the records our offices hold relating to Halloween and Bonfires.

The display gives an insight into the diverse nature of the records that we hold. From certificates of good character against accusations of witchcraft, mediums, séances and spirits to bonfire recipes and mid-19th century coroner’s reports on firework factory and gunpowder tragedies.

Children in Halloween costume. Collection ref:59D99


The display will be on show in each of our district offices from Wednesday 27th October – Monday 8th November.

WYAS collects a diverse range of records created by a variety of individuals, groups and businesses, if you would like to discuss the possibility of depositing records or would like to give feedback on the types of records you would like to see, please contact the Collections Team


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