Monthly Archives: November 2011

Looking for luggage – an update

A while ago I blogged about our request for donations of luggage. A whole heap of luggage has come in from lofts and cupboards across Yorkshire. Before we can put any of the luggage to good use in Station Hall … Continue reading

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Can you read this letter? There’s a prize on offer if you can

Below is a letter from the Hackworth family archive. The letter is cross written, a technique that Victorians used to save paper and reduce the cost of postage. The Hackworth archive is full of letters like this, and our team have been … Continue reading

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Station Hall lighting competition

For the last three years the National Railway Museum has hosted an event as part of Illuminating York. This year ‘Locos in a Different Light’ was held in Station Hall, and it gave us a fantastic opportunity to see how … Continue reading

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