Northumberland Gazette: New websites and a TV channel for museum

Northumberland Gazette: New websites and a TV channel for museum. “After months of painstaking hardwork, Bailiffgate Museum volunteers have launched two new websites and the Bailiffgate TV YouTube channel. Residents will see familiar faces and uncover new stories about their community, and researchers from across the world will have access to the new, searchable, digital archives.”

Bottle kilns to bomb sites: The archive where the nation’s architecture is frozen in time (i News)

i News: Bottle kilns to bomb sites: The archive where the nation’s architecture is frozen in time. “For much of her career Dusty Deste made her living by taking pictures of luxury goods, including a stint as Cartier’s in-house photographer. But when she was not immortalising high-end jewellery and taking portraits, the bank manager’s daughter was able to indulge her greater passion – capturing on film life in Britain’s disappearing industrial heartlands. From the 1950s until her retirement in the early 1980s, Ms Deste would drive her trusty Land Rover, which doubled as a mobile dark room, to chronicle vanishing cornerstones of working life such as the coal-fired bottle kilns of the Potteries and textile mills of Northern England.”

West Bridgford Wire: New website of Nottingham photos goes live 100 years after collection was launched

West Bridgford Wire: New website of Nottingham photos goes live 100 years after collection was launched. “A new website hosting thousands of Nottingham photographs will be launched from 1 November 2018, one hundred years after the city’s photographic collection was established…. Images include some of the oldest Nottingham photographs from the 1850s, taken by Samuel Bourne, as well as many local pictures, engravings and sketches dating from the 1700s onwards.”

West Bridgford Wire: Incredible historical pictures released on Theatre Royal Nottingham digital archive

West Bridgford Wire: Incredible historical pictures released on Theatre Royal Nottingham digital archive. “Over the past two years, the Theatre Royal’s Creative Learning Team has worked in partnership with the University of Nottingham on a major archive and heritage project entitled Our Theatre Royal Nottingham: Its Stories, People & Heritage, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Today, the team launch an innovative new digital archive documenting 153 years of theatrical history at the venue.”

British Library: Percy Grainger’s collection of ethnographic wax cylinders

This is from February but I missed it. From the British Library: Percy Grainger’s collection of ethnographic wax cylinders. “The British Library is pleased to make available online around 350 English folk songs recorded by composer Percy Grainger in different regions of England between 1906 and 1909. Thanks to the generous support of the National Folk Music Fund, these sound recordings have been catalogued and indexed by librarian, researcher and folklorist Steve Roud, author of Folk Song in England (Faber & Faber, 2017). Roud has also married them up with Grainger’s transcriptions of the songs, where these exist, on the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library website, thanks to their digitisation of the Percy Grainger Manuscript Collection.”

BBC Genome Blog: Pages from history – Radio Times in the 1930s

BBC Genome Blog: Pages from history – Radio Times in the 1930s. “The BBC Genome Project is releasing the next batch of pages from Radio Times, this time covering the 1930s. Genome users will now be able to access the articles, editorial material, letters pages, illustrations and photographs from the 1930s. We hope this will help users correct some of the errors in the Genome data – as well as gain insights into broadcasting during this fascinating period.”