In September 2006 I visited the National Archive building in Kyrenia [Girne] and was told the history of the lovely building … that I have, of course, now forgotten. As I had previously run a folk museum in the UK I was surprised to find that I was allowed to handle elderly documents and books – no cotton/latex gloves here – an could take photos as I wished … with flash. Included here are some photos of the building and some of its preserved items.

The Cyprus Blue Book was an annual compilation of statistics by the British Colonial Government.

Tony Woods