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    @UKParlArchives - 18/05/2023

    It's The Ivors today! The Ivor Novello Awards ceremony for songwriting and composing began back in 1956, named after the famous songwriter Ivor Novello. To celebrate, from our collection in the Whitehead Papers, here is an Ivor Novello songsheet. #TowerIcons https://t.co/49DkYUdVt9

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    @UKParlArchives - 17/05/2023

    Thirty-five years ago, this month Section 28 was made law within the 1988 Local Government Bill. The effect of this legislation on the LGBTQ+ community is superbly depicted in the recently released film ‘Blue Jean’. Below an extract from the Committee deliberations. #TowerDebates https://t.co/5nLHLOEgf3

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    @UKParlArchives - 16/05/2023

    Back in May 1966 the current ‘Mrs America’ Alice Buehner visited Parliament where she was snapped by in-House photographer Gerald Pudsey with Shirley Summerskill MP. As a reward for winning the title the Salt Lake City housewife was granted a three-week European tour. #TowerRetro https://t.co/B4KsssPtGe

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    @UKParlArchives - 16/05/2023

    Last chance! Book your place to meet some of our archives and information management colleagues to discuss careers and upcoming roles at the @UKParliament Recruitment Fair on 18 May https://t.co/T3DEQfknJ3 https://t.co/yznArbmEoS

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    @UKParlArchives - 15/05/2023

    It's mental health awareness week. This is the abstract for Cornwall County Lunatic Asylum from 1848, which recorded the asylum expenses. This document helps remind us how far we have come in treating mental health since Victorian asylums. #mentalhealthawarenessweek https://t.co/mj9XsO9oB0

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    @UKParlArchives - 15/05/2023

    Our collections & some associated services will be relocating from @UKParliament to @UkNatArchives in Kew. Some of our services will be reduced to allow the moves to take place before summer 2025. To find out more please visit: https://t.co/IM3qDwuoUY https://t.co/5DnPB50WvO

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    @UKParlArchives - 12/05/2023

    Ding! Ding!! This month’s Random Friday has a distinctly pugilistic feel. From Lord Stow Hill’s Collection here’s a real knockout of a postcard depicting Jack Dempsey winning the World Heavyweight Boxing Title in July 1919 from the man-mountain that was Jess Willard. #TowerRandom https://t.co/MMtHyEgURw

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    @UKParlArchives - 12/05/2023

    Interested in archives and information management ? Book your place to meet some of our colleagues to discuss careers and upcoming roles at the @UKParliament Recruitment Fair on 18 May https://t.co/T3DEQfknJ3 https://t.co/faBV4cnfYx

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    @UKParlArchives - 11/05/2023

    Photographer Dorothy Wilding features in an exhibition in Gloucester. She was the first female royal photographer known for her royal portraits, including the Queen Mother. Here is our own Queen Mother memorabilia with this invitation to her Royal wedding in 1923. #TowerWomen https://t.co/1BbM9Oy5qM

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    @UKParlArchives - 10/05/2023

    Springtime means the return of the flat season in the world of horse racing. One of the calendar highlights is today’s ‘Chester Cup’ staged at one of the most unique racetracks in the UK. From our collections an 1825 railway plan detailing this picturesque Roman city. #TowerSport https://t.co/ouZ2Or0fwq