I have only spent 7 minutes in here, but I am already in love. From the BBC – Memoryshare, “a place to share and explore memories.”
It’s a totally fun visualization tool – a sliding timeline down the left side of the screen lets you drill down to a year and browse through people’s memories from that year.
From the stuff you read in history textbooks — Queen Victoria’s funeral procession in 1901 (1901!!)
“Well, I was thrilled to the marrow. Because I had never seen troops of soldiers, I had never seen mounted police. Being brought up in the country, I had never seen a crowd.” (Mrs. G.S. Freeman)
To the stuff you don’t – like the day John Ballam met his wife (1987)
Compared to where I grew up the UK seemed terribly crowded and also the university issued very careful guidelines about how to anticipate violence and certain areas to avoid and of course having grown-up in the middle of nowhere this seemed to be very shocking so I got myself a roll of ten pences and carried them in my hand to defend myself.