Workshop Meetings Begin

The first in a planned series of Workshop meetings took place at Brighouse Library on Friday 2 November.

The first half  consisted of two informal presentations based on some of the stories that are beginning to unfold from the pages of the Halifax Courier Weekly.

Elaine Beach told us how food supplies and local trade were disrupted by the outbreak of war and how knitwear for the troops  at the front (particularly socks) became a virtual local industry.
David Millichope described the progress of a convoy of illuminated trams that toured the Calder valley whipping up support for recruitment to Kitchener’s New Armies.

The second part reviewed the progress of the pilot NewsCat project which is cataloguing the Halifax Courier Weekly in the first three months of the year.

Our second meeting is scheduled for 15 November and is an evening meeting. This will be on ‘Patriotic China of the Great War’ and Alan Rhodes will be displaying items from his impressive collection.
The second part will be looking at a demonstration of how our digitised newspaper items are uploaded into the Lightroom database and how they are  key worded.

Details in the website diary on the ‘Contact Us’ page.