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Lost Acquisitions

The Museum recently received a call that collections from General John Akehurst were going to be lots in an auction house in Wiltshire. After learning of the death of his widow late in 2020, it seemed that many historical items,…

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Battle of Almanza

Reflecting upon Almanza day, there are many things to be said. It is in truth it is a battle that has been raised with me recently. The battle of Almanza was considered a defeat as the predecessor to the 9th…

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An Intern Perspective

Written by our very own Intern, Lucy has worked with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and has come to further her career with us while doing a Masters degree. For the Museum news, she has contributed her thoughts thus far…

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Curatorial Reflections

Thinking upon the 3 months we have been back in the office, I think there are a lot of positives. Moreover, in these challenging times I think it is important to look to some of the good things they have…

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The Battle of Sobraon

The battle of Sobraon. While in lockdown, I have been going through our collections database and cleaning up some entries, and it reminded me of one of my favourite stories about Sobraon as I stumbled across a picture that was…

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Today’s Current Climate

As the Covid-19 virus has taken most of us into our homes for isolation or social distancing, the Curator is getting jobs done from home. We are trying to do some cleaning up of folders, the online database, as well…

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