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St Paul's and the Great War - free archive pop-up
03 June 2014
The work and worship of St Paul's during the Great War of 1914-18 will be the focus of a pop-up archive stand in the crypt of St Paul's, to celebrate International Archives Day.
On Monday 9 June, from 1 - 3pm, the Cathedral's Collections department will set-up a pop-up display of images and documents from the Cathedral's Collections, allowing visitors to see facsimile copies of unique items held in the Archives, meet and chat to the Archivist, and take away information about upcoming events.
The unique documents include a log book of St Paul’s Watch (founded in 1915 to protect the Cathedral from Zeppelin raids), historic
photographs of special services, and personal correspondence, all of which will reveal what life was like for those working and worshipping in
the Cathedral during the War years and how the momentous events on the continent were reflected in special services of mourning and
thanksgiving in The Nation’s Church.
The pop-up display marks International Archives Day, a special occasion for archives around the world to celebrate their collections and provide opportunities for discovery to new audiences.
Pop-up visitor information
Monday 9 June 2014
1pm - 3pm
St Paul's Cathedral crypt (entry via north west crypt door)
Free (Usual charges to enter Cathedral apply)
St Paul's Cathedral Archives
The St Paul’s Cathedral Archives hold records relating to the architecture of the building including papers and drawings created by the Surveyor to the Fabric, while the historic records of the Dean and Chapter (including the original drawings by Sir Christopher Wren and his draughtsmen) are held at the London Metropolitan Archives. An online catalogue and further information can be found at: www.stpauls.co.uk/archive