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Transcribing Wish You Were Here

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Robert has already introduced ‘Wish You Were Here’ and its origins in the Vaughan Postcard Collection and ‘Know Your Bristol On the Move’. Our volunteers on ‘On the Move’ have uncovered many remarkable… Read More

Vaughan postcard exhibition now on

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The Vaughan postcard exhibition is now on in the foyer of the Bristol Record Office. The exhibition displays and celebrates the volunteer work carried out for this strand of Know Your Bristol On… Read More

2,000 postcards and counting: no end date for the project

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The Vaughan Postcard project, where Roy Vaughan’s collection of Bristol postcards are researched and uploaded to the Know Your Place website, has now exceeded 2,000 entries. And although the University’s involvement in the… Read More

Vaughan Postcards closing in on 2000 submissions to Know Your Place

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The Vaughan Postcard project now has 1751 postcards on the project’s dedicated layer on Know Your Place. The phenomenal progress is due entirely to our community volunteers who are researching the postcard collection… Read More

Mapping Bristol’s Musical Histories: black music and black musicians in 18th- and 19th-century Bristol

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As part of the Know Your Bristol On the Move event ‘Scenes, Soundsystems and Shebeens’ (11 October 2014, Trinity Centre, Old Market), a leaflet was produced that maps Bristol’s early black music and… Read More

Vaughan Postcard volunteers: Christmas closing dates

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Vaughan Postcard volunteers, please note that we will not be running our usual Tuesday sessions at the Bristol Record Office on the following dates: 23 December 2014 30 December 2014 20 January 2015… Read More

Postcards update: locating the circus train

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The Vaughan Postcard Collection now has over 500 images researched, placed and loaded onto the Know Your Place website, and our volunteers are continuing to make steady progress through their chosen fields of… Read More

Postcards of Bristol from yesteryear

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Did you know that Know Your Bristol On the Move has access to over 8,000 postcards of Bristol, images that hold fascinating stories of Bristol’s past? We have postcards of famous people of… Read More

Their lives beneath our feet

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With the anniversary of the start of the First World War only months away, the war history of Avonmouth and Shirehampton has been a central topic of the All Our Stories throughout 2013.… Read More

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