New Exhibition at Kirklees: Your Home’s History

Here at our Kirklees office we’ve been busy installing our new exhibition, Your Home’s History. As the name implies, it’s intended to be a guide to using our unique archival records to research the history of your house. Whether you want to uncover the original architectural drawings for your home, unearth the stories of former … Continue reading New Exhibition at Kirklees: Your Home’s History

Archives Revealed Award!

Today we are absolutely delighted to announce that our Kirklees office has been successful in applying to The National Archives’ Archives Revealed cataloguing grants programme! The National Archives has awarded the service £40,000 to deliver an ambitious and exciting project that will transform the access, engagement, preservation and use of a huge proportion of our … Continue reading Archives Revealed Award!

The Science behind Standard Fireworks, by Ruth Bradford, Archive Volunteer

For Archives Science I have been looking at a collection of documents in relation to Standard Fireworks, a firework company founded in Huddersfield in 1890. I have sorted, catalogued and repackaged a variety of documents, from small newspaper cuttings to massive site plans. The collection includes promotional and marketing documents, site and building maps and … Continue reading The Science behind Standard Fireworks, by Ruth Bradford, Archive Volunteer