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Archaeology of domestic life in early 20th century Britain

The aim of this blog is to publish data on early 20th century buildings, whilst this is still accessible. Much material of interest to the historian is being destroyed through 'home improvements' and DIY, and objects are increasingly being divorced from their context through dispersal after the death of their owners. By creating an easily accessible contextual record of material culture, it is hoped that those interested in this period of history may have a resource through which the details of domestic life might be studied.

If you have any artefacts of interest, or make discoveries during the process of your own investigations that you would like to share, please contact me!

Friday, 25 May 2012

Dec20 Derby Community Heritage Project C19-20

The 'Dec20' project is informally launched today. This project is:

'a pilot community heritage project, that combines archaeology, documentary and visual sources, and oral history, to explore early twentieth century domestic life in urban working-class neighbourhoods in Derby during the early 20th century.'

As there's quite a bit of cross-over material, I'll be sharing some of the Dec20 posts here. For now, here's a link to the Dec20 website and to the Dec20 Flickr photo album of features in a late Victorian terraced house

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