Fold3: New British Royal Air Force Records!

Fold3: New British Royal Air Force Records! . “We are pleased to announce a new collection of military records from the United Kingdom. The UK, British Air Force Lists, 1919-1945 contains a list of people who served in the British Royal Air Force between the end of the First and Second World Wars.”

Museums + Heritage Advisor: Trent Park Mansion secures funding to create digital museum ahead of opening mansion house

Museums + Heritage Advisor: Trent Park Mansion secures funding to create digital museum ahead of opening mansion house. “Funding for a new ‘digital museum’ has been secured by the Trust currently developing Trent Park House in North London. The Digital Museum project, backed by £225,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, is hoped to generate awareness and provide access to the House’s hidden histories. Specifically, the stories of the ‘Secret Listeners’, a group of German and Austrian refugees who were recruited by British intelligence to spy on prisoners based at the Mansion.”

Radio Times: BBC Rewind shares thousands of hours of archive content for centenary

Radio Times: BBC Rewind shares thousands of hours of archive content for centenary. “BBC Rewind, which has been established to mark 100 years of the BBC, is now the home of ‘tens of thousands of audio-visual recordings’, reflecting the life and events of the UK throughout the decades, making it the largest release of digital archive content in BBC history. Over 30,000 pieces of uncovered content will be publicly available on the website, with the oldest footage dating back to the 1940s.”

‘I wish to be made free and to remain in this country’: Testimony of liberated enslaved women, girls and boys (British Library)

British Library: ‘I wish to be made free and to remain in this country’: Testimony of liberated enslaved women, girls and boys. “On 19 November 1847, Gregor Grant, Senior Magistrate of Police at Bombay (Mumbai), sent depositions of forty-seven women and girls and twelve boys to the Government of Bombay. These individuals had been on board five baghlahs (sailing vessels) captured in the Persian Gulf in September 1847 by the East India Company’s Indian Navy and brought into Bombay Harbour…. The correspondence concerning the five baghlahs and the people on board can be found in the India Office Records file IOR/L/PS/5/452, which has been digitised and can be accessed through the Qatar Digital Library.”

Histories & Mysteries: 50 Years since Ugandan Asians came to Devon (The Moorlander)

The Moorlander: Histories & Mysteries: 50 Years since Ugandan Asians came to Devon. “In August 1972, Uganda’s leader, Idi Amin, issued an order requiring Asians living in the country to leave within 90 days. This sparked a mass exodus of nearly 80,000 Ugandan Asians seeking refuge in countries all over the world. The first evacuation flight landed at London’s Stansted Airport on 18th September, 1972, and 50 years later, British Ugandan Asians have excelled in fields such as business, finance, politics, science, and the arts.”

NewScientist: Journey through the huge archive keeping the nation’s newspapers safe

NewScientist: Journey through the huge archive keeping the nation’s newspapers safe. “The British Library’s National Newspaper Building in Boston Spa holds millions of pages from newspapers spanning centuries. New Scientist got a rare chance to go inside the void to see the robot cranes in action and find out about the measures in place to protect the history within.” Just-over-three-minute video. Captions are auto-generated but good.

UK Government: Court judgments made accessible to all at The National Archives

UK Government: Court judgments made accessible to all at The National Archives. “As the official archive and publisher for the UK Government, The National Archives has long-standing experience in storing and publishing information securely. Under the Archive’s expertise, they will be preserved, managed and made widely accessible for years to come. New court and tribunal decisions from the superior courts of record – The Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, and Upper Tribunals – will now be available on The National Archives Find Case Law site.” This archive is still being populated and will expand over time.

British Library Medieval Manuscripts Blog: Our digitised collection keeps on growing

British Library Medieval Manuscripts Blog: Our digitised collection keeps on growing. “Long-term readers of our blog may know that we periodically publish lists of our digitised manuscripts, the last of which was published in January 2021. With the arrival of the New Year, we are releasing an update to our lists of manuscript hyperlinks. We hope this makes it easier for readers and researchers to explore our amazing digitised treasures online. We also want to share some updates on our digitisation progress over the last year.”

Fold3: New UK Royal Navy Records Added!

Fold3: New UK Royal Navy Records Added! . “We have added a new UK collection of Royal Navy Officer Patrol Service Cards to our archives. These cards are dated 1904-1970 and can provide insights for those who served in the Royal Navy Patrol Service (RNPS). These records were created from microfilm held at The National Archives, with the original paper records located at the Imperial War Museum.”

Salisbury Journal: The Ogilby Muster First World War online archive set to launch

Salisbury Journal: The Ogilby Muster First World War online archive set to launch. “The Ogilby Muster (TOM) is being launched tomorrow (Wednesday November 3) following a four year project funded by a LIBOR grant from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Salisbury-based Army Museums Ogilby Trust. It is an online platform which provides access to archives held in regimental museums across the UK – preserving the experiences and memories of those who served in the First World War for future generations.”

Edugraph: Jadavpur University and University of Exeter join hands for digital archive of famine tales

Edugraph: Jadavpur University and University of Exeter join hands for digital archive of famine tales. “It’s a digital tale of two famines, told through art, connecting two continents with a shared history. Jadavpur University and University of Exeter, England, are collaborating on a project to document and also artistically depict the history of famines in India and Britain. The project, Famine Tales: Famine and Dearth in India and Britain 1550-1800, is being funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), UK.”