UK Communities online - Enthusiasts and Hobbyists
By Jason Webber, Web Archive Engagement Manager, The British Library
Over the next few months we will be looking at some of the communities in the UK and how they have used the web. Look out for #UKCommunitiesOnline on twitter.
Whatever your hobby or interest, however obscure or niche, the web has allowed people to share their passions and meet (virtually or in real life) likeminded folk. Let's look at just a few items from the fantastic 'Online Enthusiast' collection.
The English Tiddlywinks Association
Blitz, gromp and squidger - just a few of the fabulous terms used in the very serious (but also very fun) game of Tiddlywinks.
British Trams Online
There may not be as many tram services in the UK as there once was but here is THE definitive guide to trams currently in service across the UK.
Morris Dancing - 'Open Morris'
The long held tradition of 'Morris Dancing'. A form of this folk dancing has been around since the late middle ages and is still a popular pastime.
Synth DIY Wiki
Music is a huge part of many people's lives but not many make their own instruments. From the website: "This is a budding wiki for learning and sharing knowledge about making, modifying, or repairing electronic musical instruments and related equipment yourself."
Telegraph Pole Society
"These much ignored pieces of rural and urban furniture finally have a website of their own."
Is your hobby, interest or pastime represented online? Have you made a website about your spare time passion? You can nominate ANY UK website here: www.webarchive.org.uk/nominate