Tuesday 18 January 2011

The National Library of Wales Open Day


The National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth has announced that its 2011 Open Day will take place on Saturday 29th January.  Lots going on, as usual, and all for free - but you'll need to book early. See here for full details.

Ancestry.co.uk have responded to enquiries by their subscribers by promising to get the entire 1911 Census for England & Wales up and running on their site by the end of 2011.  It will be released in stages, with the scanned images of the Returns themselves being made available first.  Read the debate, including follow-up comment, here.


Neat online exhibition on the little textile tokens left with abandoned babies at the London Foundling Hospital.  Very touching.


Death of...
Labour Leader Hugh Gaitskell on 18th January 1963, aged 56.  Harold Wilson succeeded, and led Labour to power in 1964.

18th January 1967 - The man who claimed to be the Boston Strangler, Albert DeSalvo, is sentenced to life for assault & armed robbery in the US.  The killer, or killers, responsible for the 'Boston Strangler deaths' was/were never properly identified.

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