05 April 2020

Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

One Hundred Penguin Books

Labourers in Victorian England, 1901

A Memory Map of the Jewish East End

Before Wikipedia. 
The National Library of Scotland has digitized the first eight editions of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, issued between 1768 and 1860. The effort, which captured approximately 167 million words across 143 volumes, was named a runner-up in the 2019 Digital Humanities Awards. via Data Is Plural

A Musical Distraction

Bletchley Park's video on the story behind the footage

Thanks to this week's contributors
BT, Christine Jackson, Chuck Buckley, Dorothy Kew, Gail B, glassgal, Joanne Stanbridge, Jon, Lynda, Nancy in Kingston, Norm Prince, QB, Soulweavings, Unknown

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fascinating John. In the first stuff, one can see a few hopeful Artful Dodger boys.

In the Jewish East End, well, my, it was interesting. Some of my family lived and worked there before gradually migrating elsewhere. So interesting to read, but more, hear the memories of people who grew up there. The Battle of Cable Street is still interesting today.

And the Hidden Film of Bletchley Par, oh it was great! I have been there several times, and the history of the development of the coding breakthroughs to help save the western world from the Germans, well, it still resonates with me today. Thanks and cheers. I always love your Sunday Sundries. BT