29 March 2020

Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

The LAC Documentary Heritage Communities Program in action.
Theory? Meet Practice! Supporting Archival Development at St. Peter's Cathedral Church, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Revelstoke Museum and Archives

During the Second World War, Canadian SandyMacpherson kept Britain calm

Canadian Army Newsreels 
One of tomorrow's blog posts will feature a little known Canadian military resource with lots of information on thousands of servicemen and women. In the meantime  you there's plenty of context in Canadian Army Newsreels, here (undated) or here from LAC (with year in the title)
There's more to stream at from the National Film Board too.

Florence Nightingale: a pioneer of handwashing and hygiene for health

Timely in the 200th year of her birth -- a great day of the year to be born.

Survival Of Archives; Archives Of Survival
A blog post by Mark Smith of the Derbyshire Record Office.

From Pasture to Pandemic Hospital
In a feature article, TheGenealogist shows how The MapExplorer™ allows us to compare and contrast the vista that Victorians would have seen here with a modern satellite view for the site of the ExCel exhibition centre, where RootsTech London was held last year, now repurposed as the temporary NHS Nightingale Hospital.

Silver lining: Could COVID-19 lead to a better future?

Thanks to this week's contributors
Ann Burns, Christine Jackson, Ed Keelin, Elise, Glenn Wright, Helen, Ken McKinlay, Marilyn, Mike More, Old Census Scribe, Sophronia, Trevor Rix, Unknown

1 comment:

glassgal said...

Funnily enough I had just finished reading the book on Florence Nightingale two weeks ago. What a pioneer she was. We need more like her right now, especially in government.