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Saturday, 26 November 2011

Kent: Defunct Brewery Livery. The History of the Christmas Card-Thursday 1 December 2011. The National Archives have issued this notice - Closure on 30 November 2011.

Kent: Defunct Brewery Livery.

If your ancestors or family worked for a Brewery and you are looking for information about the company or more background information this site might be of interest.

It list many details of Breweries that have been found, plus photographs in many cases of the signs and if survived any remaining buildings. The majority of the information has been compiled by the Brewery History Society and contributors. The Kent data can be found at Defunct Brewery Livery

Most of the rest of the country is also covered and details of other counties can be found at Index By Brewer or at Index  Further details of the Brewery History Society can be found at Home Page

The History of the Christmas Card.

If you happen to be in London or live in the area you might be interested in the Archives for London seminar about the history of the Christmas Card. It will be held on Thursday 1 December 2011, 6:00pm (doors 5:30pm) - 7:30pm at the  London Metropolitan Archives - Huntley Room, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB.

Anna Flood of the British Postal Museum and Archive explores the custom of sending Christmas cards. Using images from the BMPA’s collections popular card themes and the way they were produced and some of the reasons for sending them will be looked at.

Further details of the seminar can be found at  AFL History of Christmas Cards Free to AFL Members £2 for non members (payable at the door). Advance booking is essential. You can book a place by e-mailing AFL Seminar

The National Archives have issued this notice -  Closure on 30 November 2011.
The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union has announced national strike action on Wednesday 30 November. As the strike coincides with industrial action by other unions, The National Archives will be closed to the public on this day.
We therefore ask visitors planning to come to The National Archives on 30 November to arrange their visit for an alternative day.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please continue to check our website for updates. National Archives

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