This blog is about museum things that have caught our attention from events and exhibitions to new discoveries in the collections.
First Battle of St Albans
Posted on: 20th May 2015 By: George Chyla
22nd May marks the 560th anniversary of the First Battle of St Albans. The battle took place in 1455 and is generally considered as the first major conflict in the Wars of the Roses, the 32 year dynastic feud that split the...
Mental Health Care in St Albans
Posted on: 11th May 2015 By: Stef Eastoe
Hertfordshire has a rich and diverse history in the care and treatment of the mentally ill, a past which stretches back well into the 19th century. Indeed, by the Edwardian period there were five asylums in the St Albans area; Harperbary, Hill End, Shenley, Cell Barnes,...
Posted on: 26th March 2015 By: Sue Davies
The cake above was made using a recipe that I found in the Museum’s archives. It intrigued me because, despite being entitled “Simnel Cake”, it did not include the eleven balls of marzipan that I considered an essential feature. It seems that...