A corner of Belgium in Rugby

Following the German invasion of Belgium in August 1914 at the start of the First World War thousands of Belgians fled to the UK. Some of them came to Rugby…

How records survive

The Project Archivist is able to work on the records held at Warwickshire County Record Office relating to the Willans Works engineering site at Rugby because someone made the effort…

An American in Rugby

One pleasing aspect of cataloguing the records of Rugby-based engineering firm Willans & Robinson and its successors that are held at Warwickshire County Record Office is that details on the…

The importance of volunteers

Cataloguing the Willans Works archive material at Warwickshire County Record Office for the Boaters And Bright Sparks project is revealing some interesting facts, and this work is being greatly enhanced…

What is Boaters And Bright Sparks?

Welcome to the blog for the Boaters And Bright Sparks project, an initiative that is cataloguing the records held at Warwickshire County Record Office of engineering firm Willans & Robinson…