Archive for: November 2014

Is Mrs Beeton Relevant to Modern Families?

Kathy Hipperson in the kitchen at Brodsworth Hall (English Heritage)
Posted:
21 November 2014
Posted By:
Kathy Hipperson
Categories:
History Uncovered

Dusty copies of Mrs Beeton’s ‘Book of Household Management’ lie in kitchens across the county, but with Christmas ahead can it be of any help to modern families planning for the festive season? Historical interpreter Kathy Hipperson investigates....

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Featured Object: Ground Zero Indicator

Ground Zero Indicator
Posted:
13 November 2014
Posted By:
Rachael Bowers
Categories:
Behind the Scenes

This is a Ground Zero Indicator, or GZI. It is a circular metal box in which four pieces of light sensitive paper could be positioned, creating four shadowgraphs or rudimentary cameras. It was manufactured for the Royal Observer Corps (ROC) and was used from 1960 until their stand down in 1991....

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