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Cataloguing Tom Merry

This blog was written by Katie Widdowson, Assistant Archives Officer. If you have the opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament over the next few months, you will be able to see a Parliamentary Archives exhibition on satirical cartoons of …

ROCK THE VOTE- ELECTION 70

To be a young person in sixties Britain was not a bad gig. Good times rolled as plentiful employment meant disposable income was there to be spent on wonderful clothes & even better records. Personal freedoms were attained that were …

The Coupon Election

This blog was written by Richard Ward, Assistant Archives Officer. December 14th 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the Coupon Election. Taking place just after World War One ended it has largely been forgotten, despite being one of the most …

The Best Bobby in the Lobby

A blog from our Archive Assistant, Sarah Williams. The latest display from the Parliamentary Archives celebrates the history of policing in Parliament and focuses on the career of one Victorian policeman in particular, Inspector Eleazor Denning. If you are visiting …