I recently catalogued the research papers and archive material collected by local historian Michael Boyes. The collection forms the basis of his two books ‘A Victorian Rector and Nine Old Maids’ and ‘Dying for Glory: The Adventurous Lives of Five Cotswold Brothers’ and tell the story of Robert Le Marchant, the Rector of Little Rissington, his wife Eliza and their fifteen children. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: April 2015
What’s beneath our feet?
As part of the development activities for our For the Record project, we’ve been looking into the history of our Alvin Street site. And we’ve unearthed some fascinating facts. Continue reading
More from the ‘Boxes of Delights’
Since January, I have been working on the Cirencester project, cataloguing the collection of two busy solicitors offices: Mulling Ellett and Co and Sewell, Mullings and Logie. The project is entitled ‘Boxes of delights’. Here are a few of the delights which I have found so far: Continue reading