(UK) Isle of Man Recordings of Last Native Manx Speakers and Wartime Internees to be Digitized and Put Online #unitedkingdom #announcements #records


Jan Meisels Allen
 

    

 

The Isle of Man “rich sound archive” will be digitized and put online as part of a British Library project. The archive will include recordings of the last native Manx speakers and wartime internees.

 

There are about 600 records held at the Manx National Heritage (https://manxnationalheritage.im/).The recordings also include "first-hand memories of working in the island's busy guest houses"

and the atmosphere of the last night of Bushy's Brew Pub in Douglas on 9 January 1998.

 

To read more see: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-55077067

 

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Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

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