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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

First Battle of St Albans

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...

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Mental Health Care in St Albans

Posted on: 11th May 2015 By: Stef Eastoe

Mental Health Care in St Albans

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,...

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Official Opening of Verulamium

Posted on: 8th May 2015 By: David Thorold

Official Opening of Verulamium

The photo above was taken on 8th May 1939 at the official opening of Verulamium Museum.  The Earl of Harewood, accompanied by his wife Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, declared the Museum open in the presence of 150 invited guests.  The official...

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