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Victorian Christmas Traditions in the Archive

Many of our modern-day Christmas traditions are attributed to the Victorian period and the influence of Prince Albert,¬†who bought with him German customs and festive celebrations. This new way of marking the¬†Christmas period saw the introduction to the UK of … Continue reading

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Plan of East Preston workhouse, 1872 (WG9/56/1/2 no.3)

Chosen by Nichola Court, member of staff The 1601 Poor Law Act created a national system for managing the poor. It was superseded in 1834 by the New Poor Law, which compelled unions of parishes to build that most Victorian … Continue reading

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