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Parliamentary and local archives collections

The Parliamentary Archives will be working with partners across the UK on their De Montfort Project, which links local communities, through their archives, to local parliamentary stories.

At the Norfolk Record Office in Norwich there will be an exhibition highlighting the representation of Norfolk in Parliament and featuring documents from both Norfolk Record Office and the Parliamentary Archives.

The Discovery Museum and Tyne and Wear Archives in Newcastle will be exploring the legacy of radical politics in the North East through the life and work of Earl Grey, Ellen Wilkinson and Jack Lawson.

At Glamorgan Archives in Cardiff there will be educational workshops and lectures focusing on the life of S.O. Davies who was instrumental in workplace compensation legislation.

Kent Library and History Centre in Maidstone will be looking at the idea of liberty and the work of the 3rd Earl Stanhope and his part in the abolition of the slave trade.

Birmingham Archives and Heritage will be unpicking Birmingham’s role in the Civil War.

The Parliamentary Archives will also be loaning documents to a range of venues across the UK, which are mounting their own 2015 exhibitions.