The hazards of archiving… and a rare find

Here's the latest news from YHA’s archives, courtesy of John Martin, YHA’s honorary archivist. John writes in the following article that over the years YHA has been pretty good with its retention of important archival material. "The prime objective of a company’s or charity’s archive is of course to retain its governance records for consultation,... Continue Reading →

His busy month

History’s a living thing. YHA archivist John Martin gets out and about a lot, researching the history of hostels, looking for old hostel sites and finding people with memories of hostels as they were. He gets to celebrate all that is rich in YHA’s history. As well as spending hours searching and cataloguing papers and... Continue Reading →

Newsletter February 2018

A lovely few days here in Derbyshire and my good fortune, to be out walking, and in our garden, has set me pondering. How do you improve lives? Life for many in our society does not seem to be getting better and is probably getting worse. Inequality is thought to be growing, lives are getting meaner and communities more shrivelled,... Continue Reading →

What’s brewing

News about what I've been up to How do you improve lives? When life for many in our society does not seem to be getting better and probably worse, when inequality is growing, when lives are getting meaner and communities more shrivelled, it came as a bolt from the blue to realise that others had... Continue Reading →

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