The Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre in Wiltshire County, England is dedicated to preserving the history of the region, including the county's rich architectural history. The centre also has an archeology team dedicated to preserving archaeological sites in the county. The WSHC blog's main purpose is to keep those interested in learning more about the centre's work and the history of Wiltshire informed of current events. In one recent blog post, Community History Advisor Ian Hicks discusses one of the most unusual items at the History Centre: a mummified cat. As Hicks explains, people used these cats in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to protect their homes against witchcraft. Those interested in exploring this blog can browse previous entries by category including archeology, archives, photography, and traditions and folklore.
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