70th Anniversary Online Exhibition

The Wiltshire and Swindon Archives celebrate the 70th anniversary of the service in 2017. As part of our celebrations we would like to share 70 of our favourite documents or items from the archives chosen by current and former members of staff and volunteers. Enjoy!

Read more about the items chosen here. What's your favourite? 

  • a1-Early-20th-century-register-of-motor-vehicles-F3-500-1
  • a3-Letters-patent-pardoning-Sir-William-Sharington-2664-3-4E-PC
  • a4-Local-Board-of-Health-plan-of-city-of-Salisbury-G23-701-1PC
  • a5-Major-General-Parham-sketch-books-3112-56to76
  • a6-Map-of-Grovely-Wood-212B-7190H
  • a7-Medieval-tax-list-for-Salisbury-G23-1-236
  • a8-Thomas-Pinnigers-farming-diaries-4381-1-1
  • a9-Will-of-Henry-White-P4-1834-4
  • b1-Wiltshire-Constabulary-Criminal-Photographs-F5-610-2-4
  • b2-Henry-VIII-Marriage-Settlement-1332-1-1-1MS
  • b3-Letters-from-Mexico-1498-54
  • b4-Photographs-of-Hon.-Mary-Bruce-1700-58
  • b5-Illustrated-Journal-by-Audley-Money-Kyrle-1720-717
  • b6-Irene-Phillips-Nature-Notebook-2430-27
  • b7-Manor-of-Tisbury-Court-Roll-2667-13-530
  • b8-Wardoue-Surrender-2667-22-4-1
  • b9-Pattern-and-account-book-of-John-Randall-of-Sutton-Veny-clothier-3015-1
  • c1-Colt-Hoare-History-of-Modern-Wiltshire-Vol-1
  • c2-Churchwarden-Presentment-for-Maiden-Bradley-D1-54-1-4
  • c3-17th-Century-Penruddock-Uprising-Sentences-Executed
  • c4-17th-Century-Rhymes
  • c5-Florence-Nightingale-Report-on-Mortality-in-Crimea
  • c6-Account-Book-of-a-Lacock-Carpenter-Working-on-Camera-Obscura
  • c7-Photograph-of-Author-Alfred-Williams-and-Wife
  • c8-19th-Century-Lacework-Included-Within-Bradenstoke-WI-Scrapbook
  • c9-1938-Evacuation-Telegram
  • d1-Wiltshire-Constabulary-Files-Relating-to-WW2-Aliens
  • d2-Plans-and-Elevations-of-a-Proposal-to-Improve-London-Bridge-by-Charles-Labelye-Dating-to-1746
  • d3-Stanley-Abbey-Charter-of-c1151
  • d4-Book-illustrations-from-Romany-series-by-George-Bramwell-Evens
  • d5-The-great-illuminated-roll-pedigree-of-the-Seymours-1300-376
  • d6-15th-Century-Deans-Register-D5-1-1
  • d7-Roundway-Hospital-Patient-Records-J4-191-2
  • d8-Will-of-John-Fox-1818-P2-1818-42
  • d9-Westbury-petition-to-abolish-the-polic-1841-A1-591
  • e1-Album-of-pressed-leaves-and-plants-with-the-Latin-names-of-the-plants-4312-11-A-1
  • e2-19th-century-agreement-written-on-glass-paper-475-13
  • e3-Illuminated-chancery-document-showing-Oliver-Cromwell-1655
  • e4-Chalk-panda-at-Laverstock-P15397
  • e5-Stanley-Abbey-12th-century-deeds-ref-473.34PC
  • e6-Kaleidoscopiana-19th-century-election-propaganda-ref-AAA.324
  • e7-Smallest-item---book-of-quotations-from-the-Psalms-in-Duke-family-collection.-Ref-4136-2-21
  • e8-Wiltshire-Constabulary-register-size-compared-with-smallest-item-Ref-F5-200-5
  • e9-US-President-signatures-Ref-1498-4
  • f1-Seal-impression-attached-to-1733-declaration.-Ref-2027-2-1-467
  • f2-Great-Rolls---the-apparent-rhyming-will-of-a-horse-A1-110-1614-M-183
  • f3-Remedy-pigg-water-for-sore-eyes-Ref-2664-1K
  • f4-Letter-written-by-Hans-Christian-Anders-in-1860-mentioning-Charles-Dickens-Ref-2057-F4-52
  • f5-Unusual-pierced-bone-Christmas-card-Ref-3430-58
  • f6-Roundway-Review-asylum-magazine-edited-by-Afro-Caribbean-Harlem-Renaissance-writer-Eric-Walrond-refJ4-115-2
  • f7-Calne-parish-regiser-entry-for-Maria-Mandula-stranger-and-aethiops-ref2083-1
  • f8-16th-Century-Grants-of-Arms-to-the-Long-family-ref-826-12
  • f9-Libels-in-the-court-papers-of-the-Dean-of-Salisbury-ref-D5-21-3-13-31
  • g1-English-Smocks-handwritten-book-ref-391.04
  • g2-19th-century-mathematical-exercise-book-belong-to-John-Gleed-ref946-76
  • g3-A-1695-sketch-of-Avebury-Manor-and-ground-ref184-4
  • g4-Note-attached-to-a-petition-to-the-Justices-for-absence-from-Quarter-Sessions-refA1-1647H
  • g5-Trial-of-the-aunt-of-Jane-Austen-for-shoplifting-ref110-23
  • g6-Labels-attached-to-the-bodies-of-those-killed-in-WW2-Swindon-air-raids-refG24-224-4-Body-Labels
  • g7-18th-Century-Map-of-Savernake-Estate-ref1300-372MS
  • g8-Counterfoil-of-ticket-to-Philadelphia-ref386-1
  • g9-Letters-Patent-of-Charles-II-ref1300-368
  • h1-17th-Century-Bishops-Household-Accounts-refD1-27-1-5
  • h2-Fisherton-Estate-Map-Dating-to-1742-ref628-7-1MS
  • h3-Vagrants-Pass-for-Edward-and-Hester-Marks-ref206-52
  • h4-Poster-Titled-The-French-Invasion-ref2601-5
  • h5-Bread-pudding-quantities-in-Haddons-Ingredients-Calculator-refH18-1-1
  • h6-Image-of-Fonthill-Gifford-asylum-c.1832-refA1-562-4
  • h7-Letter-from-Isambard-Kingdom-Brunel-ref1780-20
  • h8-Plan-of-Treadmill-at-Devizes-Prison-1823-refA1-509-10
   

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