Selected for UK Web Archive project

Specially selected

My Brighton and Hove Website is delighted to announce that they have been specially selected for inclusion in the UK Web Archive project run by The British Library. Now we are sure that My Brighton and Hove will be preserved online for posterity and will continue to be accessed and enjoyed by future generations.

Permanent access

There are millions of UK websites. They are constantly changing and even disappearing. Often they contain information that is only available online. Responding to the challenge of a potential “digital black hole” the British Library’s UK Web Archive is there to safeguard as many of these websites as practical. Its purpose is to collect, preserve and give permanent access to key UK websites for future generations.

Reflecting diversity

The British Library has selected websites that publish research, that reflect the diversity of lives, interests and activities throughout the UK, and demonstrate web innovation. These websites are then, with the agreement of their owners, captured and stored on the British Library site. Because websites are revisited and snapshots (“instances”) are taken at regular intervals, readers can see how a website evolves over time.

You can read more about the British Library’s UK Web Archive project here

You can see My Brighton and Hove’s entry page here

If you want any more information about My Brighton and Hove, and especially if you would like to find out how you can contribute to this award winning website, please email the editor, Jennifer Drury on

Comments about this page

  • Jennifer: Congratulations! It’s well-deserved accolade – both for you and for mybrightonandhove – to be included in the national archive of websites; and splendid to know that what your contributors write (and the photographs they take) will be preserved online for posterity.

    By Bob Young (29/07/2010)
  • Fantastic! For all to enjoy for eternity.

    By Jo Heard (04/08/2010)
  • That’s wonderful news, Jennifer, and absolutely deserved. MyB&H is by far the best community website I’ve ever seen, and I don’t just say that because I’m an old Brightonian (and an old nostalgiac). I wish we had something similar here in Bath. Once again, Congratulations.

    By Len Liechti (07/08/2010)
  • Congratulations! I too am very partial to the MyBrightonandHove web site. I wish we had something similar here in the Phoenix Metro Area in Arizona – although Brighton does have a giant head start over the sub-prime induced suburban sprawl that sadly characterizes huge areas of this beautiful high desert region. Great news indeed that you have been able to propel this superb web site into national recognition. Nicely done!

    By Phil Allsopp (02/09/2010)
  • Well done Jennifer and friends, you opened up My Brighton and Hove to the world.

    By bonny cother (02/09/2010)
  • I love this site. Hi Phil, Varndean chat is still going strong – probably too busy for you. This site is addictive – good to see you post here

    By Linda Batchelor-Ballew (18/09/2010)
  • Linda Batchelor-Ballew: Hi Linda. Thanks for your note. Which Vanrdean chat are you referring to, the rootsweb site or the Yahoo? Thanks

    By Phil Allsopp (20/09/2010)
  • Posts like this brighten up my day. Thanks for taking the time.

    By Boston (08/06/2011)
  • Sincere thanks are due to Jennifer Drury for her dedicated input to this website. Now for some reason I have missed reading the page that got me to comment about the above in my eagerness to get to the articles and the photographs for which I apologise to Jennifer and all the other contributors. For someone like me who despite being born in London lived from the age of one year old at number 35 Bennett Road until I left home in 1964 to get married. But even so I still had plenty of contact with Brighton until 1985 when my mum passed away. But to get to the point of this comment, the website has such an effect on me. My dad grew up in Brighton being born in 1898 so being a photographer myself I look at the wonderful photographs of Brighton before my time through my dad’s eyes so to speak, how he must have known Brighton. Sometimes very sad to see old buildings that we knew as kids that are not there any more, but progress is progress, Brighton belongs to others now as it should. One of the best websites that I have come across. Best wishes, Mike Peirson.

    By Mick Peirson (01/03/2012)
  • I think this site is brilliant- it has brought back a lot of memories and also put me in touch with family I didn’t know I had and lots of old friends, so a big thank you goes to Jennifer and her team. Keep up the good work.

    By Kathleen Catt (10/05/2013)

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