Category: Behind the scenes

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Objects of Desire

Posted on 26th August 2014 by Hannah Maddix

Question: Where do you keep your ‘stuff’? Is it in a kitchen drawer, on a shelf in the garage, in a…

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Behind the scenes at the British Postal Museum and Archive

Posted on 13th August 2014 by Mag Tan

In an age of instant messaging and brief emails, receiving a handwritten letter from a loved one is a rare…

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Behind the scenes of ‘Happy Birthday HODs’

Posted on 30th July 2014 by Nicola Graham

To close this month's anniversary activity, we are delighted to introduce the last of this…

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The Carte de Visite, The Selfie (…and lolcats before the internet)

Posted on 23rd July 2014 by Hannah Maddix

I am very lucky to work at W. W. Winter Photographers, a business, and building, infused with history and…

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Behind the Scenes of ‘Road Trip’

Posted on 2nd July 2014 by Nicola Graham

To kick off our 20 year anniversary celebrations, we are delighted to reveal the first of this year’s…

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A behind the scenes look at the Heritage Open Days’ Anniversary Awards!

Posted on 1st July 2014 by Courtney Fleming

What an evening! On Monday night, Heritage Open Days celebrated our 20th anniversary in style at the…

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Your heritage needs you: Volunteer!

Posted on 3rd June 2014 by Carrie-Anne Elsden

Volunteering can never be praised enough. Often, it offers a brilliant way to gain new and exciting experiences;…

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The early bird catches the worm

Posted on 30th April 2014 by Sarah Holloway

So the saying goes, and we have an early bird deadline in honour of it. But what does that actually mean? Where…

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Crossing the heritage threshold

Crossing the heritage threshold

Posted on 23rd April 2014 by Colin Howey

Heritage isn't the preserve of an elite - it should be enjoyed by everyone. However, one of the biggest single…

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Corsets and crinolines :  A guide to Victorian etiquette

Posted on 9th April 2014 by Dinah Starkey

We’re going to be minding our ps and qs at Sevington Victorian school this summer. Sevington is a perfectly…

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