firstBASE Editor's choice - inspired by the seaside

Explore the social history and material culture of seaside holidays and summer fun!

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This week on firstBASE

In honour of the ability to become a Curator of Eyeshadow

Tools of the Trade - Tell us what you think

Comment on our Tools of the Trade films

SHCG responds to news of Newport museum closure

SHCG has written a letter calling on Newport City Council to rethink plans to close museum

Audio recordings now online

Catch up on presentations from #SHCG14

Another successful conference!

Our annual conference took place this year in Glasgow

Event: Plastics Seminar

23rd May 2014

Conference recordings now online

A selection of the presentations at this year's conference are available to download

SHCG Conference 2013

Local Stories, Global Identities

Event: What is it? Photography training day

11 February 2013, Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne

Event: What is it? Medals and Militaria training day

18 January 2013, Museum of Liverpool

firstBASE goes live

A handy resource for social history enquiries

SHCG delves into the archives

Past SHCG Newsletters go online

The 1986-87 SHCG committee

Committee Members needed!

Elections will be held at this year's AGM on 12th July 2012

Proposal to change membership rates

SHCG committee proposes a change to the SHCG membership rates

SHCG Membership Survey

We thought it was time to survey the membership to make sure that what we do is still useful and good value for our members