Archiving Leicester, one piece at a time

Posted by pt91 at Dec 23, 2010 10:55 AM |
The My Leicestershire Digital Archive team had a busy time of it a couple of weeks ago.

They organised two events centred around high street history to encourage members of the public to contribute to the archive.

The first event was on the evening of Thursday 2 December at Belgrave Library and the team were on hand to talk to visitors and help them scan their items to add to the digital archive. It even caught the attention of BBC Radio Leicester, who interviewed people about their memories of Belgrave Road. The team hope to add these interviews to the archive so watch this space.

The second event of the week was at the Leicestershire Records Office in Wigston. The team were available all day on Saturday 4 December to demonstrate the archive, and digitise items from visitors and the Records Office so they can be made available for public use. They were particularly impressed by some nice early 20th century postcards and a selection of ghost signs.

And there was plenty of opportunity for local history enthusiasts to network and meet with other societies.

The work that the My Leicestershire Digital Archive team does never ceases, so even if you were unable to make it to either of these events get in touch. If you do have something that you think will be of interest contact the team at mlda@le.ac.uk.