Over a Thousand Items in The Lydiard Archives! Come and Have a Browse.

🎉 We’re celebrating a significant milestone! 🎉 ‘The Lydiard Archives has reached over 1,000 groups of items!  Documenting the thousand-year history of Lydiard House, Park and surrounding areas, we have photos, maps, newspaper cuttings, postcards, reports, watercolours, portraits, artefacts, jewellery, diaries and so much more!  When I first started seriously researching and writing The Lydiard Chronicles ten years ago, all of the Lydiard papers were scattered between various historical organisations, history centres, filing cabinets, storage cupboards and attics. Now, we’re such a long way into digitising and curating these precious items, giving free access for everyone to enjoy now and in future generations. Writing The Godmother’s Secret was certainly a whole lot easier because of The Lydiard Archives. A huge thank you to The Friends of Lydiard Park who undertook the funding of this vital task, and all the partners who worked so hard to locate and digitise assets, including Swindon Borough Council and The Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre. Do come and explore for yourself! The Lydiard Archives

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