Conserving Bradford School Log Books

Back in 2019 (prior to Covid-19), the conservation team embarked upon a project from our Bradford collections. The project consisted of five school log books dating from 1873 right up until 1958. The log books were from Cambridge Place Infants board School, Cambridge Place Junior board school, Wapping Road Infants board school, Wapping Road Junior … Continue reading Conserving Bradford School Log Books

The Gall Of It: Making Medieval Ink

Historically, iron gall ink was a widely used material and the standard writing medium throughout Europe.  Many of the records held at the West Yorkshire Archive Service Wakefield are written in iron gall ink, including the recipe books of Sabine Winn in the Nostell Priory collection (WYW1352) and the West Riding Quarter Session records (QS1). … Continue reading The Gall Of It: Making Medieval Ink