As a trustee of Calne Heritage Centre, Dee La Vardera had access to their archives for her latest book C. & T. Harris (Calne) Ltd. – an Illustrated History. With her own key, a vacuum flask of tea, and a KitKat or two, when regulations allowed, she happily isolated herself there to work on the book during lockdown.
Thanks to social media, particularly Calne in Photographs facebook, she also received photos and memories from many local people who had connections to C. & T. Harris which closed in 1982, after a 212-year history of bacon curing in the town. Dee has written a number of blogs about the process of writing the Harris book – and includes ‘tasty’ images from the archives. blogs 1 blogs 2 blog 3.