Thursday, 3 February 2011

Save Our Libraries Day


Saturday 5th February is 'Save Our Libraries Day', a day of action to bring the planned library cuts and closures to the public's attention - see CILIP's dedicated info page to see how you can participate.  Do something before it's too late!

For a neat overview of the week's history headlines, check out the BBC's HistoryExtra blog.  There are some unusual items to catch up on, including the accidental discovery of a 20ft mural of Henry VIII, and the sale of a locket of Nelson's hair.


WDYTYA?'s website offers a look at the week ahead on TV/Radio for us family & local history freaks.


1959:  The Day the Music Died.  A plane crash in Iowa sends Rock legend Buddy Holly to his grave, aged just 22.

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