As we come to the end of a most unusual school year, it’s great timing for History Begins at Home to look at school days. Fred made careful autobiographical notes of his own experiences at school (and before) and here are a few of his memories – click on any of the pictures to go…

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We hope you’ve enjoyed the past few months of the Lanchester SketchClub, and we look forward to resuming in person at some point, but for the time being we will be continuing online. May’s Lanchester SketchClub looked at Past and Present and we look forward to sharing your artwork online on Twitter using the #CovSketchbook or tag us @lanchester_ia or…

Whit-Monday Meeting of the British Automobile Racing Club (BARC), Brooklands, 24th May 1926

This is how we have imagined a report to come from race meeting that took place at the Whit-Monday British Automobile Racing Club  meeting at the Brooklands circuit on 24th May 1926. Amongst other exciting races, the record-breaking Lanchester 40 hp appeared during the last summer of its racing life. Although George Lanchester stated “racing was not…

Waldo Lanchester - Picture courtesy The British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild

Waldo Sullivan Lanchester was born on this day the 6th May 1897, the son of James Sullivan and Edith Lanchester (Fred’s sister, and find out more about their extraordinary meeting here). His younger sister was the actress Elsa Lanchester – “The Bride of Frankenstein“. Two of the earliest puppets he created were named “Baldo and Belsa”,…

We’ve enjoyed taking part in the #Archive30 challenge and you can see all of our tweets at @lanchester_ia but here they are too: Day 1 of #Archive30 and the first topic is “Your archive”. Less than 3 years ago we were still transforming our space in Coventry University’s Lanchester Library to showcase @CovUniArchives largest collection…

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Perhaps it feels like more than a month since the last Lanchester SketchClub but it’s time to get creative once again remotely and share your artwork online on Twitter using the #CovSketchbook or tag us @lanchester_ia or via our Facebook page. The idea is simple, the SketchClub is a monthly space and time to be creative and sketch anything…

It’s Day 19 of the Archive30 challenge and today’s theme is “Archive mystery”. Although we have thousands of pages, photographs, blueprints and patents digitised and available to look at online, there are still plenty of mysteries held within the archive. To make the archive even more useful and searchable, it would be great to add…

Once again, we’re joining in with the #Archive30 challenge on Twitter for April.  Each day, a new post on a new topic and with it, an insight into archives across the world. Our Twitter feed @lanchester_ia is the place to find the latest posts and Coventry University Archives @CovUniArchives (of which we are a part)…

SketchClub Header March2020

Feeling creative? Today we launch our online SketchClub so we can all be creative remotely, but share your artwork online on Twitter using the #CovSketchbook or tag us @lanchester_ia or via our Facebook page. The idea is simple, it’s monthly space and time to be creative and sketch anything related to a different Lanchester inspired theme. While the LIA…

LIA closed due to COVID-19

Unfortunately from today, Thursday 19th March 2020, the Lanchester Interactive Archive space is closed to visitors for the foreseeable future due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. However you can still take a virtual 3D tour of the exhibition space by following this link or clicking on the window below. Click around with your mouse or…

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