Monthly Archives: May 2011

Yorkshire Dales – new poetry website – Alan Hartley

Alan Hartley has for many years written poetry about the Yorkshire Dales and has now launched his new website at http://www.dalespoetry.co.uk    Do have a look.

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60th Anniversary of the Festival of Britain

The Festival of Britain opened on 3 May 1951, 60 years ago this month. The summer-long, nationwide festival was held to demonstrate the contribution made by the British to civilisation in the arts, science and industrial design. It aimed to … Continue reading

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The BBC Domesday project goes live

In 1986 the BBC launched an ambitious project to record a snapshot of everyday life across the UK for future generations. A million volunteers took part.  Now, 25 years later you can explore the archive online, see the pictures, update … Continue reading

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The Brotherton Library, York

Did you know that the Brotherton Library will be 75 years old this year? To mark such a wonderful anniversary, a series of events have been planned celebrating the past, present and future of the Library.  All the events are free … Continue reading

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The Internet Archive Text Archive

http://www.archive.org/details/texts Download free books and texts. The Internet Archive Text Archive contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children’s books, historical texts and academic books. Try the archive’s site OpenLibrary for an interface to the published books on archive.org … Continue reading

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Liverpool Parish Registers

Liverpool Parish Registers, both C of E and RC are now on line at   http://www.ancestry.co.uk/dynamic/liverpool?t2191&AID=10892622&PID=1793701#

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Non-Conformist Registers 1694 – 1921 for London

Non-Conformist Registers 1694 – 1921 for London are now online at http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1906

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