Thursday, May 12

Waterlooville and the 1986 Domesday project

Back in 1986 the BBC created a modern Domesday project using the BBC micro computer and what was then cutting edge technology, a video disc. It was very ambitious and was ahead of its time.
The BBC have now recovered the information from the discs and placed it on the interweb.

I searched the new pages and found this page which covers Waterlooville and Havant Borough:

D-block GB-468000-108000

This page has entries for St Georges church, Waterlooville shopping precinct, Waterlooville facilities and an 'Interview with a local man', amongst other entries.

Or you can search the whole project.
Also visit the Wikipedia page for information about the technology and how data was collected.

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