Author Archives: Dr Natalie Hayton

Folklore Thursday 30/11/2017

Tweet #Superstitions Fast becoming one of our favourite resources for #FolkloreThursday, this 1852 book, Wild Flowers by Anne Pratt,  provides wonderful nuggets of wisdom on plant lore, etymology, and much more as well as being accompanied by beautiful illustrations. This … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive 2017: #lovearchives

Tweet What better way to complete the hashtag challenge with a post about how we #lovearchives!!! Prior to #Explorearchives we sent an invitation to colleagues inviting them to select the collection they love the most (if they could narrow it … Continue reading

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#Folklore Thursday 16/11/2017

Tweet While we couldn’t find any examples of #weatherlore specifically, we do have two beautiful children’s books where snow and winter is personified and a mother’s love comforts on a rainy day. First, this beautifully illustrated publication of The Snow Queen … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day 2017

Tweet Events taking place across the country tomorrow will mark Armistice Day when in 1918 the opposing forces during World War I ended hostilities. Trinity Hospital has been bathed in a red light all week, reminding us of the the … Continue reading

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#Folklore Thursday 09/11/2017

Tweet This week its #local folklore so we couldn’t wait to raid our collection of local history books to discover more about the traditions, customs and folkloric events of Leicestershire. Below is an image taken from The Leicestershire and Rutland Magazine … Continue reading

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#Folklore Thursday 02/11/2017

Tweet On the back of #Halloween last week the spookiness continues with a #skeletons theme Firstly, with some images from two books from the Nurses’ Reference Library: This Students’ Atlas of Bones and Ligaments c 1880  provides detailed drawings and … Continue reading

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On This Day: the execution of Edith Cavell, 1915

Tweet To accompany our posts on students who gave their lives during World War I, I thought it appropriate today to exhibit materials we have relating to Edith Cavell, the British nurse who is known to have helped save the … Continue reading

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