May 132015

This May is Local and Community History Month. Its aim is “to increase awareness of local history, promote history in general to the local community and encourage all members of the community to participate”. There are a range of activities happening across the UK, including trips, library exhibitions and local lectures. Why not uncover your local history? Libraries hold a wealth of resources on local and community history. It is a truly fascinating subject, made even more interesting with these weird and wonderful titles found within the collections of our Contributing Libraries.

An image of Holyrood Palace from Calton Hill in Edinburgh by James Valentine. 1878 or earlier.

Holyrood Palace from Calton Hill, Edinburgh by James Valentine. 1878 or earlier.

  • Olde Wisbeach.
  • Cornish banner.
  • Blaby courier.
  • The Epworth witness.
  • Manchester faces and places.
  • The town crier.
  • The Devonshire adventurer.
  • Trans-national Database and Atlas of Saints’ Cults : newsletter.
  • It could be verse.
  • SqueezeOC (Orange County, Calif.).
  • The ragged staff : the magazine of the Warwickshire County Officers’ Guild.
  • Home words for heart and hearth.
  • Something to shout about! : the newsletter of the new local history centre.
  • Frae the fit o’ the walk.
  • Cake and cockhorse : the magazine of the Banbury Historical Society.
  • OLHA! newsletter & diary.
  • JOURNAL of the English Place-Name Society.
  • Mochdre bygones.
  • “Know your place” local history bibliography.
  • In the shadow of the steeple.
  • The smoke & fire news.
  • Whistlewind.
  • Trees & forebears.
  • Sandpumpings.
  • The winding Roe.

For more titles with a local history theme and other weird and wonderful titles take a look in SUNCAT.

 May 13, 2015  Posted by at 10:37 am Weird titles Tagged with: ,  Add comments

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