Christmas is almost upon us and if you are anything like this writer, the panic of not knowing what to get anyone is starting to take hold. Before the seasonal surge of fear begins to course through your veins, take a moment to exhale deeply and read this handy guide of pre-prepared gift ideas taken … Continue reading Christmas Gift Ideas
All the leaves are brown, and the skies are grey. The season is turning and the nights are drawing in, so in the run up to Halloween we at the Calderdale office thought it would be interesting to discover if we held anything… …supernatural… in our vast, ancient collections. The problem with finding ghost stories … Continue reading Ghostly Goings-On at the Calderdale Office
Thursday 22nd September 2022 marks the 182nd anniversary of the death of Anne Lister. To mark the occasion in this blog post we will be looking back at Anne’s life through documents held here at the West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale. Beginning with some of the earliest documents we have related to Anne and then … Continue reading Anne Lister – Commemorating the 182nd anniversary of her death.
West Yorkshire Archive Service is starting an exciting transcription project of Anne Lister’s incredible diaries and are looking for volunteers to get involved. The aim of our transcription project is to provide complete transcriptions of every page of Anne Lister’s diaries which will be made freely available alongside the diary images on our online catalogue. … Continue reading Anne Lister – Diary Transcription Project