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Our asylum team continues the story of Orlando Bridgeman, as concern grows at the family home of Weston Hall when letters about his condition continue to arrive. Read more https://staffordshireasylumrecords.wordpress.com/patients/ #staffsasylums (image Weston Hall, County Archaeology Dept/staffspasttrack.org.uk)

This 1872 drawing by the City Engineer William Mackison is a design proposal for a cattle market and abattoir at East Dock Street. A cattle market was built there but to different designs.

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Whistling Willie was a Perth eccentric who was renowned for his obsession with the Glovers' Michaelmas dinner. Whenever he was asked, he could immediately answer how many days there were until the next dinner.

This photograph of Willie was taken by Magnus Jackson c. 1880.

Browns Castle also known as The Black Dog prison. Notorious smuggler and Privateer Luke Ryan escaped here in 1779. He seized back control of his vessel, picked up his crew at Rush and sailed for the smugglers haven of Dunkirk to later embark on a prolific career as privateer.

Hear unique insights and stories from The National Archives’ records and learn about the long history of public health responses in Britain. How did outbreaks from the past affect real people and how did they change Britain? #PodcastRecommendations

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I'm looking for someone who can decipher (if possible) the form of shorthand used in these two manuscripts. I *think* they are in the hand of Edwin Chadwick, and they deal with the elderly Jeremy Bentham's ailing health

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Did your ancestors have a 'Fleet Marriage'? Up until the first half of the 18th century, irregular or clandestine marriages were much more common that you might think! https://bit.ly/37jFx2K
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Image: Caricature of a Fleet Marriage (Wikipedia)

We continue to mark the life and achievements of Hull aviator Amy Johnson by releasing Part 4 of her letters which are now available to view online. These cover April 1927 to Whitsun 1927 http://hullhistorycentre.org.uk/research/research-guides/amy-johnson-letters.aspx @hull_libraries @jrlthull @Hull_Museums