Concorde airplane

Signpost 38 (18 January)

Good afternoon,

The clocks don’t lie, and the days are definitely getting longer even if it doesn’t quite feel like it right now. We hope you are keeping well and staying busy. We have another exciting selection of links for your perusal and we hope there is something to interest everyone.

This week we look at the BBC MICRO home computer, Westbury Fields Resident Jill tells us about St. Wulfstan, and we have a very big list of trivia challenges for you!

99 years ago this week, insulin was first used in the treatment of diabetes, 86 years ago this week, canned beer was sold for the first time by the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company, 45 years ago this week, Concorde carried its first commercial passengers.



  • In the 1980s, the BBC launched the ambitious “Computer Literacy Project” commissioning their own home computer and teaching viewers how to use it through a range of television programmes. Through the Computer Literacy Project Archive, you can find out more about the history of the project, watch over 200 programmes about the project or even test 166 pieces of software created for the BBC MICRO home computer.


  • David Attenborough’s new series “A Perfect Planet” has recently launched on the BBC, and centres around how our living planet operates. The five-part series shows how the forces of nature drive, shape and support earth’s great diversity of wildlife - and how we can ensure humans become a force for good. You can watch the whole series here.



  • New Zealand website Stuff produces two daily trivia challenges that offer a range of excellent general knowledge questions. You can check the complete list of quizzes here.

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