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Leisure, Voluntary Action and Social Change.

Bob Snape is a Reader in Leisure and Sport and also Head of the Centre for Worktown Studies at the University of Bolton. His research centres on the history of leisure 1850–1939. He has published on a number of voluntary organisations, … Continue reading

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Recording Leisure Lives: Cultures, Communities and Class in Leisure in 20th Century Britain – 27th March, 2018. 

  © Bolton Council. From the Humphrey Spender Worktown Collection of Bolton Library and Museum Services A Tenth Anniversary One Day Conference at the University of Bolton, presented by the University of Bolton and University Centre at Blackburn College Second … Continue reading

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Disabled Ex-Servicemen of the First World War and Christian Charity in Inter-War Britain

Bethany Rowley is a PhD student at the University of Leeds. Her research examines religious charity and the experience of disabled ex-servicemen in inter-war Britain. She is a team member of the European Research Council funded ‘Men, Women and Care’ … Continue reading

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Feature: Community building in Notting Hill: online archive for nursery centre

Michael Locke is an independent writer, researcher and adviser, formerly employed by the University of East London, Volunteering England and NCVO. In this blog, Mike reports on a new archive of community history, which covers the ground of his witness … Continue reading

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Unexplored Riches in Medical History at The Children’s Society Archive

In this guest post, Janine Stanford updates us on the Unexplored Riches in Medical History Project at the Children’s Society Archive. The Children’s Society’s Unexplored Riches in Medical History project has received a second grant of £102,309 from the Wellcome … Continue reading

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