Category Archives: Piggott

What’s happening in the archive?

Well, it’s been busy round here. The new rolling stacks have made a big difference to life in the archive. At last the archives are beginning to be more accessible. Thank you, School of Archaeology! Before the stacks went in, … Continue reading

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Cornwall and the Archives

  Blog by Roelie Reed During a recent visit to Cornwall, I visited St Enodoc Church, Trebetherick. The church itself was well worth the visit; it was built in 1430 but parts of it date back to the 12thC, as does its font. … Continue reading

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Pictures and Poetry of the Himalayas

Two days ago, we discovered a small box of lantern slides in the archive, which had previously escaped our notice.   The unprepossessing brown cardboard cover with pencil markings revealed six stunningly beautiful images of the Himalayas and Baltoro glacier. … Continue reading

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Mystery Photograph

Some of the old photographs and glass plate negatives in our archive have no labels and we are having trouble working out where they were taken. Do you recognize this British seaside town? The glass plate photograph was taken in … Continue reading

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Poetry in the archive

Stuart Piggott is probably best known as an archaeologist, but he was also a prolific poet. His first published  book was a collection of his poems: Fire among the Ruins – 1942-45, which was published by Oxford University Press in 1948. Piggott … Continue reading

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