Thursday 8 May 2003 10.38pm
It seems that a little bit of local history on the internet (and local internet history) is in danger of disappearance.
All the pages of http://www.thouposbrook.com
have been showing " Page Cannot be diplayed" messages for the last month or so.
These used to hold a century by century chronology of Bermondsey history - as well as bits on Cyprus and coffee!
For the time being you can get at cached versions via Google, http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&safe=off&q=+site:www.thouposbrook.com+ThouposBrook
but I suspect this won't last for long.
Anyone know anything about Robert Brook who used to run the site? I don't want to breach his copyright/otherwise nark him by posting the data elsewhere to prevent its being lost into the www ether. Or has the site closed down because all this data was breaching someone else's intellectual property rights?
I've no idea whether Robert would want us to preserve his efforts for posterity, as he was once involved with the Wiki Wiki web
which seemed to support the view "Zen finds beauty in the imperfect and ephemeral."
Previous thread title"Whatever happended to Thoupos Brook?"
Edited 10 May to "Bermondsey History in Peril" to see if new subject line attracted any more interest.
It did - thread title amended 11 May
Post edited (11 May 03 13:04)