22 December 2019

Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

Glass slide © Bishopsgate Institute
The Streets Of Old London
From Spitalfields Life, photos from another age — some likely closer to the date you were born than today is to your birth.

The heartbreaking reason the ‘Mind the Gap’ voice is different at Embankment station

London Review of Books
A new website launched on Monday (16 December) with the entire LRB archive of almost 17,500 pieces with its archive freely accessible for a month.

Decade in Review, from c|net
Includes 25 words that describe the decade in tech.

Climate Action Tracker
Canada's actions, like those of the countries of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, are judged insufficient by this independent group.

MyHeritage has just published two historical record collections from Germany: the Hesse Birth Index (1874–1911) and Hesse Marriage Index (1849–1931). These collections, totaling 8.5 million historical records, are now indexed and searchable on MyHeritage.

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