Author Archives: Dr Natalie Hayton

Folklore Thursday 04/01/2018

Tweet To kick off this year’s #FolkloreThursday then we have the theme of #Beginnings and what better way to start than by having a brief foray into one of the founding myths of the city of Leicester. Browsing through our … Continue reading

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#Love Archives Part 2

Tweet While the official 2017 #ExploreArchives event finished in November we didn’t quite manage to get all our #lovearchive film clips ready in time and we’ve been excitedly waiting for them ever since. And here they are – because who … Continue reading

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Closed for the Holidays: Happy Christmas 2017

Tweet Special Collections will be closed from 5pm on  21st December 2017 and will re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2018! So, signing off with this gorgeous front cover of the Xmas edition of the Illustrated London News, 1906. Happy Christmas … Continue reading

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A Christmas Nursery Rhyme

Tweet As #Folkore Thursday finished for the year last week we thought we’d make our own up today, a folklore Wednesday if you will (not wanting to encroach on anyone’s patch), finding one more opportunity to rave about our folkloric … Continue reading

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Folklore Thursday 14/12/2017

Tweet #Winter Folklore With so many beautiful winter and Christmas-themed books and illustrations to choose from for #Folklore Thursday this week we finally decided on these two because of their strong folkloric connections: First, this gorgeous 1881 children’s book, illustrated … Continue reading

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Folklore Thursday 30/11/2017

Tweet #Superstitions Fast becoming one of our favourite resources for #FolkloreThursday, this 1852 book, Wild Flowers by Anne Pratt,  provides wonderful nuggets of wisdom on plant lore, etymology, and much more as well as being accompanied by beautiful illustrations. This … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive 2017: #lovearchives

Tweet What better way to complete the hashtag challenge with a post about how we #lovearchives!!! Prior to #Explorearchives we sent an invitation to colleagues inviting them to select the collection they love the most (if they could narrow it … Continue reading

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#Folklore Thursday 16/11/2017

Tweet While we couldn’t find any examples of #weatherlore specifically, we do have two beautiful children’s books where snow and winter is personified and a mother’s love comforts on a rainy day. First, this beautifully illustrated publication of The Snow Queen … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day 2017

Tweet Events taking place across the country tomorrow will mark Armistice Day when in 1918 the opposing forces during World War I ended hostilities. Trinity Hospital has been bathed in a red light all week, reminding us of the the … Continue reading

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#Folklore Thursday 09/11/2017

Tweet This week its #local folklore so we couldn’t wait to raid our collection of local history books to discover more about the traditions, customs and folkloric events of Leicestershire. Below is an image taken from The Leicestershire and Rutland Magazine … Continue reading

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