As the London 2012 Olympics draw nearer Archives through out the country are illustrating the feats of British sports and games over the last 200 years. Accounts from the 1908 and post war 1948 Olympics in London, the stories behind the history of sport and sporting heroes in the UK will be revealed in archives and local record offices.
Archive organisations, local record offices and councils are inviting the public to discover the stories behind the history of sport and the sporting heroes in their communities. More details and links can be found at Archives Awareness and at National Archives
Keep Fit Britain-Victorian times to the 1960's.
The national archives has a selection of photographs at Keep Fit Britain the photographs range from a Victorian lady elegantly dressed for cycling, an Edwardian demonstrates ’ideal’ exercises to photographs from the early 20th century showing how some sports such as ice skating and weightlifting are virtually unchanged.
Wills and how to read them-The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies course 1st September, 2012.
Wills can be an important source of information about your family history. The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies ( Canterbury, Kent) is running a one day course to show how wills can help you research your family, how to find them and their associated documents and practical advice on how to interpret the handwriting.
The cost is £37 (£30 for IHGS Members). Full details and how to book can be found at IHGS Wills Course