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  •  There are no local archives? I found some (5+ / 0-)
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    northsylvania, Justina, BruceMcF, TPau, G2geek

    amazing things at local union archives in Leicester and when I went to the Cooperative archives in Manchester, people were thrilled that someone actually wanted to look at them. Local archives are amazing in the UK, people are proud of their history. Given that this is working class based, I wouldn't be surprised if local trades groups or their historical societies have records.

    Custom was the law for large part throughout feudal and pre-capitalist societies; I'll check out Customs in Common, I love Thompson's work.

    "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

    by NY brit expat on Sun Aug 05, 2012 at 04:51:47 PM PDT

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    •  The county archives in Taunton, (0+ / 0-)

      have the really old parish records (First mention there of Guy Fawkes is of three fatalities from squibs in 1716, which is rather late.)  A lot of the really good stuff from the early 1800s is in the hands of a reclusive gentian Bridgwater, who spent years gathering it. What I would really like to find out is what happened in the 17th century.

      "There's a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in". Leonard Cohen

      by northsylvania on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 04:40:24 AM PDT

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