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David Holgate 1939-2014

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One of our finest craftsmen, David Holgate - sculptor, letter carver and musician -  has recently died after a short illness. WISEArchive was privileged to capture David’s story in 2012. Interviewe...
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Education and encyclopedias!

Education and encyclopedias! | wisearchive | Scoop.it
Rector’s son Peter began work in an aircraft factory in 1937. While waiting to go into the Army he taught briefly in a prep school. During the war he was posted to Egypt and Palestine, working on e...
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North Walsham Community Archive

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A few months ago, the North Walsham Community Archive started a Facebook group for members to discuss the history of North Walsham and share their photos and memories of the town. Well, as of today...
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Norfolk Pension Fund Retired Members Forum 2014

Norfolk Pension Fund Retired Members Forum 2014 | wisearchive | Scoop.it
We set out our stall at the Norfolk Pension Fund Retired Members Forum again this year at the Holiday Inn Norwich North and Potters Resort in Hopton. Members have had an infinite variety of careers...
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Horace in World War I

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The Centenary of the start of World War I has focused our attention on that special time. We have been given access to the fascinating memoir of a cavalryman. After joining up, Horace had to quickl...
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Evergreen!

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WISEArchive was invited along to Attleborough to chat with the ladies of the Evergreen Ladies’ Club about their working lives. What a list of jobs they had: from Briton’s Brush factory, chartered a...
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WISEArchive Launches wonderful new collection - the Cohen Interviews - Conversations with 26 Social Work Pioneers.

Harry Marsh and Tim Cook provide an extensive introduction,  placing this collection in context as well as notes and bibliographies of the interviewees.

Thanks go to Kings College London for hosting the launch and the Helen Ford at the Modern Records Centre of Wariwck University for hosting and digitising the collection so we can also hear the online sound files.

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/explorefurther/digital/socialwork

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Time and motion

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Two more stories posted last week and both relate to time and motion. "Inside Industry" is the story of an engineer who specialised in work study and efficiency “... if it took two minutes to put a...
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Wonderful new stories 

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Sunny Day at Taverham

For the third year running, the sun shone down on us at TaverhamJuly 6th, 2013Once again we had a brilliant day at the annual Taverham Summer Fayre. Our stall gets a better spot each year and this ...
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Bevin Boy, herring fisherman and reedcutter ...

Bevin Boy, herring fisherman and reedcutter ... | wisearchive | Scoop.it
The recent unveiling of a memorial to the Bevin Boys who were conscripted into the mines in the Second World War has at last brought them official recognition. WISEArchive recently had the privileg...
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Were you at Castle Harlech

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UK Older People: We need to remember our pioneers, and the history of the older peoples’ movement. Thanks to them  we are not taken for granted, or dismissed as useless and  a drain on society. What is your story?

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Spring/Summer Newsletter published

  To find out what's going on at WISE this summer, have a look at our latest newsletter. You'll find news on events, latest stories, a "day in a life" of one of our volunteers and more. WISEAr...
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Poots says sorry over care homes

Poots says sorry over care homes | wisearchive | Scoop.it
The health minister apologises 'unreservedly' for stress caused to residents of care homes earmarked for closure.
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A New Zealand Adventure

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‘A New Zealand Adventure’ is the story of a working life set in the southern hemisphere. Clerical work, shopkeeping and social care all feature in one woman’s life-long adventure to New Zealand, be...
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A is for Architect - our newest story

A is for Architect - our newest story | wisearchive | Scoop.it
David was fascinated by architecture at a very early age and after technical school and art college worked in architectural practices in Norwich and Surrey. He formed his own architectural practice...
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North Walsham Community Archive

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A few months ago, the North Walsham Community Archive started a Facebook group for members to discuss the history of North Walsham and share their photos and memories of the town. Well, as of today...
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Building up Thetford

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Our latest story tells you all about the development of the Thetford area since the first London overspill created the new housing and factories in the 1960s. Colin was a builder and carpenter for ...
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Wisearchive Weblog

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From Blacksmith to College Lecturer” reveals how redundancy drastically changed the writer’s working life, from trainee blacksmith where he “disliked some of the horses”, to the “quite exciting” life of a travelling agricultural engineer 

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'Never too old' to take up exercise

'Never too old' to take up exercise | wisearchive | Scoop.it
Taking up exercise in your 60s helps stave off major ill health and dementia, a study suggests.
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Old dogs new tricks - we keep on going

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King's College London - The WISEArchive Cohen Interviews: conversations with 26 social work pioneers

Social Work History Network meeting at King's: the Cohen Interviews
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Limited places - reserve your tickets here

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Meeting British Legion Ladies at Saint Faiths

We recently spent a pleasant afternoon with a group of ladies from Saint Faiths and Hainford Royal British Legion Women's Section. We asked them about what their jobs had been, and as usual these v...
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Commonwealth Project

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Worked as a coach, umpire or trainer?

Competed at the Scottish Commonwealth Games?  

Tell us YOUR story and work to create a unique online heritage archive of older Scottish sportsmen and women's working life stories - collecting your vivid experiences as a legacy for future generations.

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Nurse, midwife and health visitor before and after the start of the NHS

These days we hear a lot about health-care, how it’s changed, for the better or worse. The hit TV programme “Call the Midwife” brought the drama and pathos of post-war midwifery to life. Our contri...
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Community Cash Award to WISEArchive

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We are happy to announce that we have been awarded a Community Cash grant by the Norfolk Community Foundation and Comic Relief. It will help us with our project to produce a booklet based on extrac...
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