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Guide to Collaboration between the Archive and Higher Education Sectors

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In 1909 @leicspolice Boro PC John Mason was presented with a silver tipped walking cane by Leicester Boro Police Band. In 1960 his family loaned the cane to Leicester City Police as part of an exhibition, and was never seen again.

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Just in case you missed it earlier we have launched our 1893 Special Edition #Saltaire map today. Prices start at just £10. Further details can be found at our website: https://t.co/Z8axm687wX Please ReTweet 😃
#localhistory #familyhistory #genealogy #ancestry #maps #Yorkshire

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A little obsessed with prison plans at the moment...here’s a sketch by George Dance of the new Newgate (c.1770s) held at @LdnMetArchives that I wish I could use in my thesis but probably won’t as I need the more detailed, final version (sob)

Late to the party but, in Ep.2 #GentlemanJackHBO Ann Lister asks a magistrate 'is it not the constable's job to gather evidence?' It wasn't actually in 1832. They undoubtedly did, but no legal requirement. Otherwise v. good. #pedant #pettyconstables

Help transcribe prison record of Mary Portus, occupation listed as home duties #crime #history #FamilyHistory https://t.co/R0vuIYWOhK

Frances Crook ⁦@francescrook⁩ ⁦@TheHowardLeague⁩ , talking about capital punishment at Leeds Historical Punishment ⁦@becketthistory⁩ ⁦@yeomans_henry⁩ ⁦⁦@dchurchill01⁩

Vivien Miller talking about capital punishment in the US at Leeds Historical Criminology ⁦@dchurchill01⁩ ⁦@yeomans_henry⁩ ⁦@becketthistory⁩

⁦@lizzieseal⁩ talking about the case of Derek Bentley amongst others in the first paper at Leeds Historical Criminolgy Seminar ⁦@dchurchill01⁩ ⁦@yeomans_henry⁩ ⁦@becketthistory⁩

"THE FIRST BURIAL" by @OldParramatta: the first essay in the new @create_nsw-funded @stjohnsdatabase collection. Feat. a cast of @OldBaileyOnline #FirstFleet #convicts, it leads to the Chesapeake, a palace, the lanes of Irish London, & #Parramatta. https://t.co/cDB5d78icX #OzHist