Monthly Archives: December 2017

Closed for the Holidays: Happy Christmas 2017

Special Collections will be closed from 5pm onĀ  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 from … Continue reading

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A Christmas Nursery Rhyme

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 goldmines … Continue reading

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Folklore Thursday 14/12/2017

#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 by … Continue reading

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Change to Opening Hours

A practical post for a Monday morning! We have had a change of staffing in Special Collections which has meant an adjustment to our opening hours. During December 2017 we are open on Mondays by appointment only, and open Tuesday … Continue reading

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