What was PGC reporting back in 2013?
News reports came to PGC in January 2013. At first not very often, but the frequency of reporting soon gathered pace. The list below shows the first 25 stories that were reported on - the themes will be familiar today! Click on the titles to read the full reports.
Almost all the news items reported on PGC over the last decade (more than 2700) are still on the website. To see them all, go to www.pgweb.uk/news. They're in reverse date order, so it you want to see the earliest, scroll to the bottom of the page and use the navigation bar to go to the last page.
Published: 10 June 2013 Category: Palmers Green Town Centre
Written by Basil Clarke Published: 08 June 2013 Category: News
Published: 04 June 2013 Category: North London Waste Plan
Published: 28 May 2013 Category: Pinkham Way
Published: 24 May 2013 Category: North London Waste Plan
Published: 24 May 2013 Category: SchoolsPedestrians Planning & Development Parks & Open Space News Planning & Developmentg Planning & Development Planning & Development Planning & Development
Published: 12 April 2013 Category: Pedestrians
Published: 11 April 2013 Category: Council Services
Published: 02 April 2013 Category: Schools
Published: 22 March 2013 Category: Traffic, Roads & ParkingBroomfield House Restoration
Published: 17 March 2013 Category: Planning & Development
Published: 05 March 2013 Category: Environment & Sustainability
Published: 02 March 2013 Category: Planning & Development
Published: 25 February 2013 Category: Pedestrians
Published: 23 February 2013 Category: Crime and Policing
Published: 10 February 2013 Category: News
Published: 11 January 2013 Category: Planning & Development
What was on?
While nearly all news reports and forum discussions are still on the website, that isn't the case with historic What's On pages as the database entries will have been deleted. However, the British Library has preserved hundreds of events pages in the UK Web Archive. Finding them isn't terribly straightforward though. I recommend going to https://www.webarchive.org.uk/en/ukwa/ then typing into the search box. Among the results, find a page that's around the date of the event you're interested in, then use the menu at the top of the page, click on What's On and you should find the events that were current at the time. Some links will work, other won't, but it's an interesting way of looking back in time. Best to use a computer rather than a phone.
I don't suppose the website and newsletter will still be around in another ten years, but who knows? It's been a pleasure and a privilege so far, so perhaps I'll still be typing away, or perhaps someone else will have taken over, in which case it will probably look very different.