Historypin in Los Angeles

Historypin CEO Nick Stanhope will be visiting Los Angeles October 21 and 22 for a series of talks.

On Friday, October 21, he’ll be presenting a workshop for cultural heritage institutions at the Glendale Public Library, Central Branch. Nick will be joined by Jon Voss, Historypin Strategic Partnerships Director. Special thanks to the Los Angeles Heritage Alliance for organizing and hosting this event!

On Saturday, October 22, Nick will be speaking at the 6th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar. This event is free and open to the public, featuring an amazing lineup of exhibitors, talks, and documentary film screenings, all focused on the history of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles history comes alive at the 6th-annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar. Organized by L.A. as Subject and presented by the USC Libraries, the annual event celebrates the diversity of Southern California’s history. For scholarly researchers, journalists, history buffs, and those simply interested in exploring the stories of Los Angeles, discovery awaits everyone at the Archives Bazaar. This event is free and open to the public.

Wessex Film and Sound Archive

Oxford Road, ReadingClick here to watch the video

As part of ‘Pinning Reading’s History‘ we approached Wessex Film and Sound Archive about sharing some of their films of Reading. With over 35,000 films and sound recordings, they are a rich resource for recordings relating to Southern England.

They were keen to get involved and have shared some great clips from their archive, including Reading Town Centre (when there were still trams on Oxford Road) and how biscuits were made at Huntley and Palmers.

You can find out more about Wessex Film and Sound Archive here, on their Flickr page and by following them on @WessexFilm.

If you’d like to share video or audio recordings from your collection on Historypin, contact Rebekkah on rebekkah.abraham@wearewhatwedo.org.