Archive for April, 2012

The Story of Dorando Pietri in the Marathon in the 1908 Olympic Games

Posted on April 26th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

With the London Marathon taking place last Sunday, we thought we’d post this story about the famous marathon that took place during the 1908 Olympics. In perhaps one of the most dramatic endings to a marathon ever, Dorando Pietri, the first man to cross the finishing line, was disqualified, after he had been helped to […]

Photos from the 2012 SAFHS Conference in Dundee

Posted on April 25th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

We had a grand day out on Saturday at the *SAFHS Conference in Dundee – * Scottish Association of Family History Societies. It was great to meet in person some of the ‘ghosts’ we regularly correspond with via email and Twitter/Facebook (that correspondence will not be ghostly from now on!). We also enjoyed hearing many […]

The British Newspaper Archive at the SAFHS Conference in Dundee – Saturday 21 April 2012

Posted on April 18th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

The British Newspaper Archive will be attending the *SAFHS Conference in the Bonar Hall in Dundee on Saturday 21 April. We’ll be at stand number 26, which is located up on the stage. * SAFHS: Scottish Association of Family History Societies With so many family history experts attending the event, the fair will be great […]

Friday the 13th Stories, Traditions and Superstitions

Posted on April 13th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

For the triskaidekaphobes among us, the newspaper archive provides numerous Friday the 13th solutions to help soothe a worried mind. From ships delaying their sailing time till one minute past midnight to fish-hooks baited with cheese to keep cats away, the stories in the archive reveal much about the collective angst of the nation. We […]

The SAFHS Conference and Fair in Dundee – Saturday 21 April 2012

Posted on April 5th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

The British Newspaper Archive will be attending the *SAFHS Conference in Dundee on Saturday 21 April. The conference takes place in the Bonar Hall at Dundee University and runs from 9.45am to 4.30pm. Admission is free if you’re just attending the fair, or £12 if you’re going to the lectures. Although we won’t be dressed […]