- Sunday 14th August – Malton Family & Local History Fair;
- Saturday 13th August – Bakewell Book Fair;
- Sunday 14th to Saturday 20th August – Edinburgh Festival (with book stalls).
(if either of the latter two links don't work, go to www.pbfa.org and click through to the 2011 calendar)
If you’re otherwise bored today, then you may care to have a browse of a popular website to discover corners of it that you were previously unaware of. I’m talking about the
BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? site. No, I haven’t been put up to it by the Beeb, but the website actually has some very interesting areas which you may not know about. For starters, have a look at the ‘Taking it Further’ tab and, if you’re a bit of a novice, the ‘Getting Started’ link may be the one for you. The ‘Social History’ area used to be really good, too, but they seem to have wiped it.
1945: Atomic Bomb hits