Most of the history you're familiar with is Great History: the ways of nations, great lives, great battles, great inventions. Yet all that greatness is rooted in the rich earth of small history: the ways of obscure individuals and communities, the events that could happen to anybody. Past Presented exists to bring you examples of small history; the history of which you are a vital part.
The 2012 Olympic Torch relay at Carlisle
The beach bungalows of Lowside Quarter
The Eskdale Project!
... including The Real Austhwaite
The Parton Project!!
The great storms of 1795-6
Workington Albums picture index
News from Cumbria, 1730s [to be expanded]
News from Cumbria, 1776-79
Allonby news index (mostly 19th century)
Index to poems by Charles Graham of Penrith, 1778
Lucinda's tour to the Lake District, c1781
The regattas near Keswick, early reports (1779-86)
Mary Barker: artist, musician, novelist, poet, friend of Wordsworth, non-entity...
The old Easedale Tarn refreshment hut
The old Baths on Silloth green
Cockermouth's Old and High Meeting Houses
Views around Millom steelworks, 1968
Views of Calder Abbey and vicinity, c1971
Old Haweswater and Mardale on Google Earth
EBOOKS- FREE CLASSICS
The Rural Deanery of Gosforth (Rev. A.G. Loftie, 1889)
Months at the Lakes (Rev. H.D. Rawnsley, 1906)
The Corporal Pit disaster, 1737
The Whitehaven art exhibition, 1826
The beginnings of the Theatre Royal, 1769-82
-and the dramatic sequel for its rival on Albion Street, 1783-93
John Paul Jones in Whitehaven, 1778
bonus! John Paul Jones & Bonhomme Richard, 1779
Death at the circus, 1836
A Whitehaven panorama, c1839
Google Map of Victorian pubs & inns
Google Map of historic religious buildings
Fireworks and tall ships, 2002
Fireworks and festivals- videos 2009
Festival Friday Fireworks 2012
Assorted local snapshots
Nottingham's Millennium parties
Pictures of rock bands live, 1975-6
The Great Frost of 1683-4
Stormy Weather (in the 18th century)
Dark-age chronologies in parallel
Views around the Lune estuary, Lancashire, 1975-6
A very cynical 18th century "Devil's Dictionary"
The Vinland Map and other controversies
#nbcfail in the 2012 Olympic Opening
"Plain truth will influence half a score of men at most in a nation, or an age, while mystery will lead millions by the nose.": Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke, in a letter dated 1721.