‘Scrapbook Time Travel’ – a British Association for Local History Article by Carolyn O’Hara

Taking just one year in history, local history – Ayr in 1898 – Carolyn O’Hara’s delightful book, Oculeus, captures the weekly charming, amusing, newspaper commentaries of her great-grandfather, William G. Wallace (aka Oculeus) which were published within the Ayrshire Post that year.

As a piece of historical research, Carolyn’s methods have recently been shared with her peers from within the esteemed educational charity, the British Association for Local History (BALH) – on its website.

To read Carolyn’s January 2021 article and find out how she managed to harness a year’s worth of material, distil it into a carefully constructed book, please click on the link Here


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